Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
On Monday, April 24, the siren will sound throughout Israel and the flag will be lowered to half-mast in honor of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoa). KKL-JNF's commemoration of the Holocaust is particularly expressed through its having established and continuing to maintain the Martyrs' Forest (Ya'ar HaKdoshim), including the Anne Frank Memorial, as well as other forests, which perpetuate the memory of communities, families and individuals who perished in the Shoah.
In addition to the observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day in KKL-JNF forests, KKL-JNF organizes and participates in ceremonies at the Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz in the north and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai in the south. KKL-JNF supports Holocaust research and educational projects such as those undertaken at the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Massuah, the Institute for Holocaust Studies. In recent years, KKL-JNF employee missions from all its departments in Israel have been travelling to Poland to learn about the Holocaust.
KKL-JNF's Youth and Education Division holds many activities for youth in KKL-JNF forests, including the observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Martyrs' Forest. It is also involved in the March of the Living, whose participating youth continue the event in Israel on the eve of Independence Day, following their march in Poland.
For more information about Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel, including commemorative events and KKL-JNF memorial sites and forests, visit the special Yom Hashoa section on our website