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Organizing a Remembrance Event

Explore a variety of resources—from videos and program templates to poster sets and PowerPoint presentations—designed to help you plan your event.

Planning a Commemoration

Watch this video to get started.

Program Planning Tools
Commemoration Themes
Program Template: General Audiences (PDF)
Ceremony Template: Faith Communities (PDF)
Observance Template: Military Audiences (PDF)
Musical Selections (PDF)
FAQs about Days of Remembrance

Program Promotion Tools
Sample Press Release
Post your event to our national Days of Remembrance Event Map
Promotional Poster 8.5x11 (PDF)
Promotional Poster 11x17 (PDF)

Hosting a Holocaust Survivor

Watch this video to get started.

Guidelines for Arranging a Survivor Presentation
Sample Questions for Interviewing Holocaust Survivors (PDF)
Personal Histories of Survivors and Victims of the Holocaust (PDF)
Contact local survivors through the Association of Holocaust Organizations (external link)
Live stream a Museum hosted conversation with a survivor
Watch previous Museum interviews with survivor (external link)

Listen to survivor podcasts

Organizing a Names Reading

Watch this video to get started.

Names List of Victims of the Holocaust (PDF)
Find additional names lists at Yad Vashem (external link)

Creating a Display

Poster Sets
American Responses (PDF)
Early Warning Signs (PDF)
Justice and Accountability (PDF)
Rescue (PDF)
Liberation 1945 (PDF)
Holocaust History (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations
American Responses (PPT, 13.2MB) 
Early Warning Signs (PPT, 9.1MB)
Justice and Accountability (PPT, 14.5MB) 
Rescue (PPT, 1.7MB)
Liberation 1945 (PPT, 3.3MB)
Holocaust History (PPT, 6.1MB)

Providing Historical Context 

The Path to Nazi Genocide (video)
Holocaust History Poster Set (PDF)
Personal Histories of Survivors and Victims of the Holocaust (PDF)
Historical Overview: Introduction to the Holocaust
Historical Overview: World War II in Europe
Historical Overview: Mosaic of Victims
Historical Overview: Jewish Resistance
Historical Overview: Third Reich
View an animated map of World War II and the Holocaust
Learn more in the Holocaust Encyclopedia