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. These events can occur during the Week of Remembrance, which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah - Thursday, May 5, 2016) through the following Sunday. Are you interested in organizing an observance? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to offer a wide selection of resources featuring many themes and historical anniversaries that will help you find the most appropriate focus for your community.
Among the resources made available on the USHMM website:
- Why We Remember the Holocaust
- Organizing a Remembrance Event
- Resources at a Glance
- More Ways to Remember
The USHMM also provides resources on a free DVD which can be ordered here.