Ruth Elenberg Eisenberg, a Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer, holds a photograph of relatives during a names reading on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Leigh Vogel for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The US Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, during which we remember the six million Jews who were murdered. Since 1982, the Museum has organized and led the national Days of Remembrance ceremony with Holocaust survivors, Members of Congress, White House officials, the diplomatic corps, and community leaders. As we lead the nation in honoring the survivors, paying tribute to the rescuers, and celebrating the liberators, we are reminded of the power of their history to inspire all of us to confront antisemitism, all forms of group-targeted hate, and genocide.