Live Commemoration Ceremony Set for Holocaust Day

Live Commemoration Ceremony Set for Holocaust Day of Remembrance
Posted on 04/06/2021
Halocaust Day of Remembrance

The Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender studies will host a live commemoration ceremony on April 8 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. to commemorate the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933–1945. The event is part of Holocaust Days of Remembrance (Yom Hashoah) which fall on April 4-10, 2021.

On this annual day of commemoration, everyone is urged to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. The theme of this year's commemoration is "We Remember The Children," to honor the 1.5 million children that were murdered during the Holocaust.

It is also a day to strengthen new connections and nurture hope, to help build a brighter future. The event will be hosted live on YouTube for all middle and high school students, as well as teachers, staff, and anyone in the general public who wishes to attend virtually. The ceremony will be live at 1 p.m. and recorded for later viewing.

Click here to access the event: Holocaust Day of Remembrance Youtube Live Commemoration

The agenda for the ceremony is as follows:

Welcome video from District leadership.

Definition of Holocaust Day of Remembrance from Park Vista High School students.

Poetry reading by Eagles Landing Middle School students.

• Appearance by Toshimi Abe-Janiga, 2021 District Teacher of the Year and Holocaust Educator from Riveria Beach Preparatory and Achievement Academy.

Testimony from Holocaust survivor.

Cantor Rose Lopater singing a tribute to the children of the Holocaust.

Candle lighting and reading of victim names by Omni Middle School students.

Additional educational resources are available for students in K-12:

Remembrance Day Resources K-5.

Remembrance Day Resources 6-12.

The School District of Palm Beach County