The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.
The Holocaust is something the world should never forget. The library offers many resources to learn about the Holocaust. Here are just a few of those resources:
- World History in Context – Holocaust – provides a variety of resources including primary sources, magazine articles, videos, reference books and more.
- World at War Understanding Conflict and Society
- Opposing Viewpoints – Holocaust
- New York Times 1851-2009
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum