For The Community
Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom Hashoah
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) provides a date for the community to gather and remember the six million Jews and the millions of others who were murdered during the Holocaust. The Omaha Jewish Community observes this day in the spring each year. Please visit our Calendar of Events for this year’s schedule.
In addition, the Lincoln community also commemorates Yom Hashoah with a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol building.
The Nebraska Holocaust Memorial is open year-round at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The “Days of Remembrance” link at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides excellent information about planning a commemoration.
In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as an annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor the victims of the Nazi persecution.