Holocaust Remembrance 2020

2020 Holocaust Remembrance Banner

DoDEA joins the world in honoring those lives lost Holocaust Days of Remembrance week which will be observed from April 19 – 26, 2020. Holocaust Remembrance Day is Tuesday, 21, 2020. This is observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday.

This year’s theme is based on the series of posters commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II. The commemoration poster highlights the significant contributions of special observance groups towards achieving total victory in this watershed event The Days of Remembrance poster is designed to reflect on the somber remembrance of the atrocities of World War II. Additionally, it reflects upon the liberation that victory brought to many repressed people.

The poster is divided into two segments. The top the poster has a dark, black-colored, aged background. Superimposed on the top of the poster is a large “V” for victory. The left arm of the “V” consists of a distressed portion of a vertically hanging American flag with the canton in the upper right. The right arm of the “V” consists of a distressed segment of a concentration or work camp prisoner’s uniform of vertical blue and white alternating stripes with a prisoner’s identification number.

Resources

American Jewish Historical Society

American Jewish Historical Society

Established in 1892, the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is to foster awareness and appreciation of American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history.
Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion.
Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.
Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) were founded in 1896 by a group of 63 Jewish veterans from the Civil War after a series of anti-Semitic comments about the lack of Jewish service in the Civil War. Since then, JWV has been working hard to be the voice of American Jewry in the veteran community.
National Museum of American Jewish Military History

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Chartered by an act of Congress in 1958, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.
Planning Observances for Military Audiences

Planning Observances for Military Audiences

This template is based on The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute format for organizing special observances. Military organizers can adapt the structure and order of the program when designing their Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance. A variety of theme options are available at ushmm.org/ remember/days-of-remembrance.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.