Holocaust Memorial Day


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Holocaust Memorial Day

Between April 8 and May 6; Nisan 27
Holocaust Memorial Day, or Yom ha-Shoah, was established by Israel's Knesset (parliament) as a memorial to the six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. It is observed on the 27th day of the month of Nisan, the day on which Allied troops liberated the first Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany, in 1945. It is a commemoration that is observed by many non-Jewish people around the world.
CONTACTS:
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
202-488-0400; fax: 202-861-0520
www.ushmm.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 60
DictWrldRel-1989, pp. 325, 392
RelHolCal-2004, p. 51
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