About Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated each year a week after the end of the Passover holiday. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Established by the Israeli government, Yom Hashoah has become a day observed by both Jewish and non-Jewish schools, communities, and individuals worldwide.

In the United States, Holocaust Remembrance Day has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding us what can happen when bigotry, hatred, and indifference go unchecked.

Upcoming Dates Yom Hashoah will be observed on the following dates:
Monday, April 24, 2017
Thursday, April 12, 2018


  • Preserve the memory of the victims of the Holocaust through the lessons in Echoes and Reflections.
  • Review past Echoes and Reflections Today enewsletters for examples of visual history testimonies to share with students.
  • Refer to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for guidelines, materials, and other information for organizing Holocaust Remembrance Day programs.
  • Watch additional visual history testimonies that connect to Holocaust remembrance on IWitness, the educational website developed by USC Shoah Foundation.