Tomorrow is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was decided by the Israeli government in 1953 to fall on the 27th day of Nissan, a week after the conclusion of Passover. Throughout the world, Jews and gentiles mourn the millions of victims of Nazi Germany.
Here in town, the congressionally-sanctioned United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is spearheading Days of Remembrance, which provides resources for American communities to commemorate the event. President Obama will deliver a keynote address from the Capitol Rotunda this Thursday.
Other educational organizations acknowledge the Holocaust and genocide in general with these offerings listed below. If you have some time, consider attending, and add your voice to the chorus, which shouts out in unison: Never Again.
Tuesday, April 21: University of Maryland, 4 pm
Nazi Germany’s Arabic Language Propaganda
Jeffrey Herf details some of the antisemitic propaganda that Nazi Germany specifically targeted towards the Arab world.
Wednesday, April 22: American University, 9 pm
Paper Clips showing
Watch this documentary about middle school students in Tennessee and their creative way of learning about the Holocaust.
Thursday, April 23: American University, 7 pm
Panel Discussion: Modern Day Genocides
Human rights advocates Jeremy Woodrum, Dr. Richard Benkin and Cory Smith will form a panel to discuss the situations in Burma, Darfur and Bangladesh.
Crossposted in part to The Examiner