BCPS celebrates Holocaust Memorial Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah every April.  This internationally recognized date corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar and marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The United States Congress established this observance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims.  Although the official observance and remembrance activities occur during the week of remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday (view the Remembrance Day Calendar), we encourage the incorporation of diversity sensitization materials throughout the year in multiple subject areas.

Find tools on how to organize a remembrance event at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

More supporting lessons can be found on our following webpages:  Holocaust curriculum webpage, Florida Jewish History Month, and Jewish American History Month.  When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.