Yom HaShoah is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. "Shoah," which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.
In 2015, the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project marked its 25th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration and the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
27th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Atrium and Forum Free and open to the public.
Our traditional commemoration includes:
Opening Ceremony 9:30 a.m. Flynn Campus Center Atrium
Calling of Survivor Names & Candle Lighting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flynn Campus Center Atrium
Local Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Flynn Campus Center Forum (3-130) Please check back in the spring for featured speakers.
I Told You ... Now Tell the World Photographic Essay Exhibit Photos and Vignettes of Local Holocaust Survivors Flynn Campus Center Atrium
Our commemoration continues on Friday, April 28 with: Elementz Urban artists perform at noon in the Flynn Campus Center Atrium