Yom Hashoah was inaugurated in 1953 as a day for the citizens of Israel to remember those murdered during the Holocaust. It is scheduled in the Jewish calendar on the 27th of Nisan, which falls in April or May and begins on the evening of the 27th through to the evening of the 28th.
Yom HaShoah is the Jewish community’s day for internal reflection. It provides an opportunity to educate children; to unite in passing on the torch of remembrance; to honour the victims of the Holocaust; and to recognise the achievements of its survivors and refugees who have given so much to society. Yom HaShoah is usually commemorated by Jews in synagogues and at other Jewish community events. It differs from Holocaust Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the 27th January, as Holocaust Memorial Day is a day of international remembrance for everyone, no matter their religion.
Latest TV made our One Day film in January, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. It includes interviews and testimonies from survivors and their families, including Dorit Oliver-Wolff, Eric Eugene Murangwa MBE, Mike Rentz, Steven Faull and Juliet Smith and many more powerful features.
Professor Jack Zipes spoke to Latest TV’s Yael Breuer about Bambi, the incredible story of how the book was written as an allegory about antisemitism and racism.
We also urge everyone to watch the film, The Tailor of Hanningtons. Alfred Huberman reflects on his work as the tailor at Hanningtons department store in Brighton and explores his personal history as a Holocaust survivor and Jewish immigrant to the UK.
To learn more about Yom HaShoah, visit the official UK website: https://www.yomhashoah.org.uk/