Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of Nisan. Shoah, which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah. The Shoah is also known as the Holocaust, from a Greek word meaning “sacrifice by fire.”
Why do we commemorate the Holocaust? Because in the recognition of this genocide, we vow to never let it happen again. To stand and speak up for the most vulnerable, those in the worst of circumstances; to be the voice for those who have been muted by society. When good men do nothing, evil prevails. We will remember and continue to pass on the stories, so that it will happen NEVER AGAIN.