Reading the names of the men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet very personal way of remembering these individuals. The Museum holds a names reading ceremony every year during Days of Remembrance and encourages communities around the country to do the same.
At the Museum
Participate in the names reading ceremony held at the Museum during Days of Remembrance. 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.
In Your Community
Invite members of your community to take turns reading aloud a few or all of the 5,000 names provided in the Names List of Victims of the Holocaust (PDF). Approximately 650 names can be read in an hour.
Help us remember victims of the Holocaust online by participating in a virtual names reading on Facebook or Twitter.
If there is a specific victim of the Holocaust whom you wish to remember via Twitter, please add the hashtag #DOR2014 to your tweet.