Commemorating Yom HaShoah through Testimony
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah as it’s known in Hebrew, commemorates and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This year, people around the world will remember the victims of the Holocaust May 4-5, 2016.
Throughout the entire month of April, USC Shoah Foundation remembered the victims of genocide with testimony, educational resources and personal stories for Genocide Awareness Month. It is fitting for Yom HaShoah to be the final day of remembrance after commemorating the Armenian, Cambodian, Guatemalan and Rwandan genocides. However, you can remember and learn from the survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides all year long through eyewitness testimony preserved in the Visual History Archive. So today and every day we encourage you to engage with testimony, integrate our educational resources in your classroom and be inspired through testimony.
Watch Testimony from the Visual History Archive
Explore the Visual History Archive at an access site to engage with all 53,000 eyewitness testimonies. Or watch testimonies at home via the Visual History Archive Online. Search by interviewee name, experience group or by over 60,000 indexed terms.We found the clip below by typing in “Yom HaShoah” into the index search, which is mentioned in 118 testimonies.