Yom HaShoah, the State of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a somber day to pay tribute to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and to remember the Jewish physical and spiritual resistence in that dark time. Part of KKL-JNF’s “National Month” from Passover through Yom Yerusahlayim, KKL-JNF marks Holocaust Rememberance Day with ceremonies at its many forests and memorial sites established in commemoration of those who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis.
This year we marked the Holocaust Remembrance Day differently, but the essence of the day will not change – to always remember and never forget.
In this moving interview [02:21], Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein recalls her feelings upon being liberated from the Nazis. After six tortuous years, during which she prayed constantly for freedom, American
This brief documentary film [06:45] is published by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, an organization committed to educating youth about the Jewish partisans and the essential lessons to be learned
The Jewish partisans in Eastern Europe faced constant struggle, fighting their enemies while also perpetually seeking food and shelter. In the following four brief documentaries, published by the Jewish Partisan Educational
In this interview [03:31] with Holocaust survivor Frieda Ende of Liepaja, Latvia, Ende provides anecdotes from her life before the Holocaust. She shares her memories of Passover Seders her family hosted,
Mendel Grossman, a Jewish photographer employed by the Department of Statistics in the Lodz Ghetto, was hired to photograph the factories in the ghetto and to take identification pictures. However, he risked his life
This informative documentary [06:36], published by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, briefly tells the story of the Jewish partisans during World War II. The Jewish partisans were comprised of 30,0000
This informative documentary [04:37] published by Yad Vashem shows original footage of Jewish life before the Holocaust. It also includes texts from pre-war diary entries, notebooks, and letters of children’s
Before the German occupation of Poland, Itzhak Katzenelson (1885-1944) contributed greatly to the vibrant Jewish culture in Lodz, Poland, through establishing a Jewish school, a Hebrew theater company, writing poetry,
Despite the horrendous living conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto, there were professional theaters featuring music and drama performances in both Polish and Yiddish. Some cafes and clubs even offered live performances
In this interview [03:50], Dario Gabbai recalls his participation in the Sonderkommando revolt in Auschwitz-II Birkenau, on October 7, 1944. The Nazis forced the Jewish Sonderkommandos to undertake the hellish tasks of
Produced by Yad Vashem, this video (06:58) describes the goals and projects of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the global source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research in Jerusalem.
The above video [06:00] includes the music and narrative from Zlata Razdolina’s Holocaust Requiem– an orchestral adaptation of Itzhak Katzenelson’s well-known poem, “Song of the Murdered Jewish People.” This depiction
This comprehensive article from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum includes pictures and testimonies from those who survived the Holocaust as children.Tragically, 1.5 million children (1 million of whom were
These photographs, taken by the renowned Jewish photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) and curated by Maya Benton, reveal glimpses of pre-war Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Vishniac was commissioned by the
Itzhak Katznelson (1886-1944) was an accomplished dramatist, poet, and teacher. While living in the Warsaw Ghetto, he wrote over 40 works, including “The Song of the Radzyn Rebbe,” (1942-1943), which emphasizes the
This video from Aish recounts the dramatic story of Prisoner Srebrenik’s captivating violin performance in Auschwitz. For some inexplicable reason, this time the Nazi soldiers allowed the Jewish musician to