Holocaust Remembrance

Our Holocaust Remembrance Collection includes The Holocaust Overview, Seared Souls: South Carolina Voices of the Holocaust and S.C. Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust.


Yom HaShoah - Days of Remembrance 

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. Yom HaShoah in English is known as Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate and honor the loss of approximately six million Jewish people during the second World War. It is a national holiday in Israel and celebrated by Jewish people all over the world.

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year state and local governments, military bases, workplaces, schools, religious organizations, and civic centers host observances and remembrance activities for their communities. 

Jewish American Heritage Month (May)

Jewish American Heritage Month is an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews' achievements and contributions to the United States of America during the month of May.



Joe Engel | S.C. Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust


Joe Engel was born near Warsaw, Poland in 1927. His father ran a luncheonette grocery. He went to public school in a small Jewish community and felt the animosity created by anti-Semitism. In 1942 all...


South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

South Carolina Council on the Holocaust - The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust was established to develop an educational program to prevent future atrocities similar to the systematic program...