Days of Remembrance commemorations take many forms. Be a part of this nationwide effort to remember the Holocaust and let the Museum know how you are commemorating the Days of Remembrance.
Join the Museum
- If you’re in Washington, DC, participate in the Museum’s names reading ceremony. The Museum will provide lists of victims’ names, or you may bring your own.
Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reading time: Approximately five minutes per person
Location: Hall of Remembrance, on the Museum’s Second Floor
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested reading time(s) and include your name. Appointments will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 202.479.9737.
- Share your thoughts on how you plan to commemorate during Days of Remembrance on Facebook (external link) and Twitter (external link).
Post to Facebook
- “Like” the Holocaust Museum Facebook (external link) page.
- Upload the Days of Remembrance theme photo as your cover image for the week.
- Share the profile of an individual who experienced the events of the Holocaust. (Tag the Museum as the “location” for the photo or by including “@HolocaustMuseum” in the description.)
Share via Twitter
- Tweeting the names of individuals who died during the Holocaust is one way to participate in a “virtual” names reading. Use the names list (PDF) and include #DOR2014 in your tweets, as in this example: “This week, commemorate Holocaust Days of Remembrance in the US. Join me as I honor the memory of Frederick Dermer. #DOR2014”
- Follow and retweet @HolocaustMuseum (external link) for more ideas.
Participate in the World Memory Project
- Individuals or groups may volunteer to search through and tag online historical documents as part of the World Memory Project. In partnership with Ancestry.com, this crowd-sourced database helps preserve the evidence of the Holocaust and ensures survivors, their families, and future generations can access these records.
Engage Your Community
Days of Remembrance commemorations are an opportunity to engage individuals in your school, workplace, faith community, or civic organization. They can take many different forms, from a one-hour ceremony, to several hours of reading names, to a series of book-club discussions or film screenings. Engage your community over an extended period of time by:
- Hosting a book club. This selection of books (PDF) addresses this year’s theme.
- Hosting a film series. These films (PDF) connect with this year’s theme.
- Creating a “names wall.” Invite members of your community to contribute a victim’s name from this list (PDF) to a visual display.
- Encouraging your mayor (PDF) or governor (PDF) to sign a proclamation.
- Stand up and speak out when you hear an inappropriate, hateful remark. Words matter.
- Share the truth when someone says the Holocaust did not happen.
- Make a contribution to support the Museum’s efforts to remember the victims, honor the bravery of their liberators, and stand up to hate everywhere.