Holocaust Remembrance ~ 2020 ~ Yom HaShoah
Next week, communities and organizations throughout Indiana, North America, and Israel will be conducting virtual programs and vigils to remember the Holocaust and mark Genocide Awareness & Prevention month. Please join us on Tuesday, April 21 @ 1pm for the virtual ceremony organized by Jewish communal organizations and synagogues in greater Indianapolis. Below are links to events, resources, and articles that we encourage you to explore, attend, and share with your networks.
Holocaust Remembrance Programs
Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley (South Bend), Sunday, April 19 @ 3pm
Congregation Achduth Vesholom (Fort Wayne), Monday, April 20 @ 7pm
State of Israel / Yad Vashem, Monday, April 20 @ 1pm (8pm in Israel)
Greater Indianapolis Jewish Community, Tuesday, April 21 @ 1pm
City of Carmel , Friday, April 24 @ 12pm
A 24 Hour Virtual Global Vigil, Wednesday, April 29 @ 11pm thru April 30
Resources & Articles
Lois Gunden: A Children’s Home in France, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
French teacher Lois Gunden traveled from Indiana to southern France to open a home for Spanish and Jewish refugee children.
Talking to Your Kids About the Holocaust, Jewish Federation fo Greater Indianapolis
This year Yom Hashoah comes at a time when most of us are at home, obeying shelter-in-place orders with our children. While discussing the Holocaust with your children can seem a little daunting, especially during all the uncertainty we are currently facing, it is still incredibly important to take this time to remember and perhaps impart some related life lessons.
Q&A: How to Teach the Holocaust, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This Q&A includes links to valuable resources that can be accessed from home and are designed to help students learn and grow without interruption
Strengths of Justice – Using One’s Voice: Mindful Explorations, IWitness USC Shoah Foundation
In this activity, students are asked to reflect on their ideas about using their voice against injustice. This activity contains testimony from Floyd Dade, Naomi Adler and Theary Seng.
Curated Resources For Yom Hashoah, Jewish Federation of North America
Now more than ever, it’s important to never forget. Use these resources to help your community mark Holocaust Remembrance Day from wherever they are.
Artificial Intelligence & Holocaust Stories, 60 Minutes
Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations’ questions about their experiences. Includes testimony from Eva Kor.
Inspiration from Kovno Ghetto, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In the COVID-19 pandemic, as we face fear, uncertainty, and our own mortality, I have found comfort in reflecting on the remarkable attitude of the Jews imprisoned in the Kovno Ghetto.
Rabbi Michael Harvey and State Rep. Chris Campbell worked to pass the resolution through the Indiana Statehouse this legislative session.
Full text of HR 8 recognizing April as Genocide Prevention and Awareness month.