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.

 

 

Ben Stern

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Staying in a ghetto in Poland in the early 1940s, Ben Stern's people wore white arm bands with the Star of David to identify themselves as Jews. Food was rationed. In 1943 they were all taken away in...
Ben Stern

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Ben Stern Part 1 (Length 1:02:13) Staying in a ghetto in Poland in the early 1940s, Ben Stern's people wore white arm bands with the Star of David to identify themselves as Jews. Food was rationed. In...
Survival | Seared Souls: S.C. Voices of the Holocaust
Episode 9

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Holocaust survivors discuss the determination that was required to survive under the horrid conditions. They discuss the gas chambers, the starvation, and illness, and waking up with a corpse next to...
The Abyss | Seared Souls: S.C. Voices of the Holocaust
Episode 6

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In 1939 and 1940, more than 70,000 Germans and Austrians, such as the chronically sick and the mentally retarded, had been gassed in six special euthanasia institutions. The euthanasia program became...

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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...