Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah or ”Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.
Learn more on these sites:
• The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
• Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Andreas Algava is the author of 600 Days in Hiding.