Every year during Days of Remembrance, ceremonies and activities are held throughout the United States – in local communities and at state and local government offices, military bases, workplaces, schools, churches, synagogues, and many other locations. View the series of three planning videos to learn more about the variety of ways commemorations can take place and for guidance on organizing a commemoration in your community.
Watch videos and download PDF resources
- Organizing a Commemoration (5:10)
- Hosting a Holocaust Survivor (3:48)
- Why Hold a Names Reading (2:32)
Promoting a Commemoration
• Use the promotional poster (PDF) to advertise Days of Remembrance events.
• View a sample press release that can be customized to promote events to the local media.
• Add an event to the Museum’s interactive national Days of Remembrance map.
Creating a Display
Displays set up in libraries, cafeterias, or other communal spaces are another way to remember the victims of the Holocaust. The poster sets and PowerPoint presentations found below illustrate the history of the Holocaust and this year’s theme. Displays can also include videos and animated maps.
- The Holocaust Poster Set (PDF)
- The Holocaust PowerPoint Presentation (PPT)
- Theme Poster Set (PDF)
- Theme PowerPoint Presentation (PPT)
Holocaust Days of Remembrance provide an opportunity to engage with eyewitnesses. Incorporating these perspectives into an observance is priceless.
- Reach out to a survivor, liberator, or eyewitness in your community.
- Listen to survivor and liberator testimonies online.
- Are you a teacher? Engage your class in a living history project.