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Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) 2016 in Tel Aviv

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  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Around Tel Aviv
  • April 23, 2020
  • 6:00 pm

About Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, in Israel is one of the most solemn days of the year, when the country mourns for the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis in death camps and elsewhere during WWII.

What to Expect

This year Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on the evening of April 23, 2017 at which point almost all public and private entertainment venues will close until the the evening of April 24.

At 10:00 am on Monday, April 24, a siren will sound throughout the country for two minutes, and during that time, people stop whatever they are doing and stand in silence. If you are driving, keep in mind that traffic will also come to a stop, and drivers and passengers will stand at attention next to their vehicles until the siren finishes. 

The day is also observed by television and radio stations, which show documentaries and movies about the Holocaust and play solemn music and Holocaust-themed programming throughout the evening and day.

Holocaust Memorial Programs

There will be numerous programs taking place at venues throughout Tel Aviv aimed at commemorating and educating about the Holocaust.

Tel Aviv Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony 

The Tel Aviv community gathers for a public ceremony in memorial of the victims of the Holocaust.

Where: Rabin Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: April 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Tel Aviv Community Yom Hashoah Ceremony

Organized by the Israel Forever Foundation, this English-language ceremony will include testimony from survivors, readings from volunteers, a short film, and details about how you can contribute to improving the lives of Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Where: TBA
When: April 23, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Cost: Free
Sign-up: TBA

Photos:
The memorial to gay Holocaust victims in Gan Meir, Tel Aviv by Kfir Sivan/Tel Aviv Municipality
Holocaust memorial candle by Valley2city/CC BY-SA 3.0/Wiki

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