Yom Ha’shoah (Jewish)
Known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Ha’Shoah commemorates the approximately six million Jews, and five million others who perished in the Holocaust. Shoah in Hebrew means catastrophe. This is a national public holiday in Israel. In homes and synagogues around the world, Jews will light memorial candles in commemoration of lives lost. The Holocaust and Humanity Center Museum located in Cincinnati’s Union Terminal highlights the history, artifacts, humanity education, and stories of survivors and others who experienced the Holocaust.
Commonly observed by synagogue attendance or family gatherings. Work is traditionally prohibited; individuals may be absent from school or work.