Reading the names of the men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet very personal way of remembering these individuals. This video explains why the Museum holds a names reading ceremony every year during Days of Remembrance and encourages communities around the country to do the same.
The Museum will provide lists of victims’ names, or you may bring your own.
Monday, April 8–Friday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 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.
Invite members of your community to take turns reading aloud a few or all of the 5,000 names listed. 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 you do not have someone specific whom you wish to remember, we invite you to post remembrances of the Holocaust victims whose stories are part of the Museum’s ID card project.