Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2016

May 4, 2016 16:50
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Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2016. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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On Thursday, May 5, Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed in Israel. Throughout the country, there will be ceremonies honoring the memory of the victims. KKL-JNF will hold a number of events, the main one being the annual ceremony at Martyrs Forest, where six million trees were planted for the six million victims of the Holocaust.

The theme of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day: “Everything Is Forbidden to Us, and Yet We Do Everything” - The Struggle to Maintain the Human Spirit during the Shoah.  
In this spirit, as it has done in previous years, KKL-JNF, together with the B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem, will hold a ceremony honoring Jews who saved other Jews during the Holocaust. This year’s ceremony will memorialize the rescue efforts of Shmuil Markowitz Pewznerm, who successfully rescued 300 children in June 1941 and cared for them until the end of the war. The ceremony will take place on Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls this year on May 5, 2016. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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