Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, is observed on the 27th of Nissan as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews who died as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazis.
Every year communities around the world uphold the memory of victims of the Holocaust through Unto Every Person There Is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages and birthplaces. The readings are from lists of names provided by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Research Center. In keeping the memory of the victims alive fulfills one of the vital tenets of our collective experience – zachor – to remember.
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Collage by Emily Marbach.
In Spite of You, We Live On (which is what the Yiddish text says) by Goldie Gross, oil on canvas, 2019.
Family Ties, by Vicki Angel, oil on canvas, 36×60 inches, 2019 (in the Yad Vashem art collection). As the daughter of a holocaust survivor, Vicki Angel is interested in the trauma of violence, and its trans generational quality.
Terezin by Alan Lucks, oil on canvas, 2019.