Every year United States military bases across the nation and throughout the world host special observances to remember the Holocaust. Holocaust observances are most effective when they:
- Personalize the history by highlighting individual stories
- Convey accurate information about the Holocaust
- Demonstrate the relevance of the Holocaust to today’s world
Here are ideas for organizing a meaningful observance for your community.
- Learn about this year's theme.
- See tips and resources on how to organize a commemoration.
- Use this template to structure your observance. (PDF)
- Select a map to provide historical context on the Holocaust and World War II
- View a reunion of Holocaust survivors with their American liberators and hear how they are being honored today. (external link)
- See how other communities are remembering the Holocaust.
- View this podcast about Holocaust history’s ongoing relevance to the military community
Historical Photograph Displays
Liberation 1945 (10 panels)
“The Holocaust was, without a doubt, one of the darkest periods in our world's history. Reading the names and stories of these victims and survivors helped me to understand that the victims were human beings and not just a huge list of names.”
SGM Compton, COB Basra, 2010