Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah”— in Hebrew literally translated as the "Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism." It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan — a week after the end of the Passover holiday. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. This year it takes place from sundown on Wednesday, April 15- Thursday, April 16.

Headquarters Library will commemorate this occasion with book displays for children on the the first floor and for teens and adults on the third floor throughout the month of April.

We will be showing Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary, SHOAH (1985), in the Teen Space during the following dates and times.

Monday, April 13, 4-7 pm: Shoah—First Era, Part I

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-8:30: Shoah—First Era, Part II

Wednesday, April 15, 4-7 pm: Shoah—Second Era. Part I

Friday, April 17, 2-5 pm: Shoah—Second Era, Part II

On Wednesday, April 15, 5-6 pm in the StoryWoods Room, library author Ann Clare LeZotte will read from her YA novel in verse, T4. It is the story of the fate of a deaf girl in Hitler's Germany. Patrons are welcome to introduce and read passages from their favorite Holocaust-themed books. We will have a selection on hand. PLEASE NOTE: this program is canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Posted by AnnL on April 7, 2015