Created by Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser, the Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is committed to education, engagement, and creating awareness of this tragic event in human history. In addition, it is devoted to helping the people of the world, never forget the Holocaust, fighting against bigotry and bullying, and working towards preventing prejudice.
The Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
The ZACHOR Holocaust Curriculum is a free and interactive teaching tool based on historical photography, videos, personal stories, an interactive timeline, and dialogue prompts as well as activities.
Holocaust Memorial Days
Always timely and relevant, the Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation encourages individuals to honor the Holocaust Memorial Days, an annual observance to commemorate the memory of the genocide of six million Jews and the millions of other Holocaust victims.
In 2005, the United Nations initiated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. And many countries have established national dates of remembrance, with many observances falling on January 27, the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.
In January 2020, a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of its January 27, 1945 liberation was conducted at Auschwitz. It included speeches by Jewish community leaders and other officials and was attended by many Holocaust survivors.
In the United States, in 1979, Congress instituted a commemoration of eight days, from the Sunday before Yom Hashoah to the Sunday after Yom Hashoah, as the period for remembrance ceremonies. In Israel, Holocaust Memorial Day is honored on the 27th of Nisan (which falls either in April or May).
To discover more about the Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and Holocaust Memorial Days, please visit https://www.zachorfoundation.org today.