Yom Hashoah 2020

Yom Hashoah, the Jewish day for commemorating the Holocaust, begins on the evening of Monday 20th April with this year also marking 75 years since the liberation of Bergen Belson. As with all other events, the current situation means that the planned national commemoration is no longer able to take place as intended. However, you can still remember by joining the online commemoration.

Monday 20th April: Online National Commemoration

On Monday evening you can join the national commemoration here.

As part of the ceremony, you are invited to light a yellow candle in memory of a Holocaust victim. You can find out where to pick up a candle here.

This year there will also be no March of the Living. However, through theĀ The March of the Living Virtual Plaque Project, you can still join the tradition of placing messages on the tracks at Auschwitz. Create your own plaque here.