Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Berman Hebrew Academy, both in Rockville, as well as students from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Gesher Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia are reciting the names of the victims Thursday. The event can be viewed on both Facebook and Twitter.
Take a moment to remember and reflect by listening to the names of some of the 6 million Jewish victims, read aloud by students from @CESJDSCONNECT @gesherjds @BermanIsrael & Milton Gottesman #YomHaShoah https://t.co/4KaHHY26pS
— JCRC of Greater DC (@JCRCgw) April 8, 2021
The Jewish Community of Greater Washington is having a virtual 2021 Community-Wide Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration at 1 p.m. on April 11. Yom Ha’Shoah is the Hebrew name for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elisha Wiesel, son of author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, is the keynote speaker.
Montgomery County Council April 4 issued a proclamation commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Councilmembers @MC_Council_Katz, @Andrew_Friedson & @EvanMGlass present a proclamation commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha’Shoah) & ask residents to rededicate themselves to not bear silent witness to injustice & remain vigilant to the principles of a just society. pic.twitter.com/ULMC9wxMkS
— Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) April 6, 2021
They brandished swastikas.
They wore Hitler-style mustaches.
They were openly antisemitic.
As we remember those who stormed the Capitol on January 6, we must #neverforget the six million who were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. #HolocaustRemembranceDay
— Evan Glass (@EvanMGlass) April 8, 2021
Today, we honor the 6 million Jewish people who were murdered during the Holocaust. We must continue to teach acceptance and root out anti-Semitism wherever it exists. #YomHaShoah pic.twitter.com/WcFXYyHnEV
— Rep. David Trone (@RepDavidTrone) April 8, 2021