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US Capitol Ceremony

Since 1982, the Museum has organized and led the national Days of Remembrance ceremony in the US Capitol with Holocaust survivors, liberators, members of Congress, White House officials, the diplomatic corps, and community leaders in attendance.

The Museum’s 2018 Days of Remembrance ceremony will take place in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall on Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m. Watch live at ushmm.org/watch.

Names Reading at the Museum

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 will provide lists of victims’ names, or you may bring your own.

Monday, April 9–Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Reading time: Approximately five minutes per person
Location: Hall of Remembrance, on the Museum’s Second Floor

Please e-mail volunteerview@ushmm.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.

Elie Wiesel Award and National Tribute Dinner

The Elie Wiesel Award recognizes internationally prominent individuals whose actions have advanced the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Museum presents the award at the annual National Tribute Dinner in the spring in Washington, DC. Learn more about this year’s dinner.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. Learn more.