When I talk to survivors in Israel, they tell me they are terrified their stories will be forgotten when they have died. Many develop an urgent need to pass on their memories. Yom HaShoah means we can reassure them that we will not forget them or their stories. We will treasure them.
Matthew Gould
HM AMBASSADOR TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Yom HaShoah is a day for internal Jewish reflection, commemoration and education. It is also the opportunity to learn from the experiences of Holocaust survivors and refugees while we still can and to show that as a community, we are ready to carry their legacy forward to future generations.
Vivian Wineman
President, The Board of Deputies of British Jews
With every passing year, commemorating Yom Hashoah becomes ever more important. We will never be able to come to terms with the enormity of the Shoah, but it is vital we come together as a people and honour our commitment to remember. As the number of survivors diminishes, it is incumbent on us to keep their memories alive.
HE Daniel Taub
Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James's

Welcome to the Yom HaShoah UK website

Here you will find information of Yom HaShoah commemorations and events taking place near you. No matter how big or how small, everyone in the community can play their part in commemorating Yom HaShoah. What matters is that we all remember.

The Hebrew date for Yom HaShoah, is 27th Nisan, which this year on the English date of Sunday 27th April 2014. Introduced in 1953, it is one of only four official days to have been added to the Jewish calendar in more than 2000 years. It is that important.

Yom HaShoah is the Jewish Community's day for internal reflection. It is our opportunity to educate our own children; to unite in passing on the torch of remembrance; to honour the victims of the Shoah; and to recognise the achievements of its survivors and refugees who have given so much to our society.

This year on Yom HaShoah please give just one day to "remember the past, honour the memory and shape the future!"

For a list of this years events, please see our Events page