This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day is Sunday, April 11, 2010, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is asking communities across the nation to organize observances during April 11–18, 2010.
The Museum has designated “Stories of Freedom: What You Do Matters” as the theme for the 2010 Days of Remembrance. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, and we will pay tribute to the U.S. soldiers who helped defeat Nazi Germany and liberate Holocaust survivors from years of suffering. These stories of freedom remind us that individuals have the power to make a difference.
We invite you to join the nation in remembrance. The Museum has created the Planning Guide and Resources for Annual Holocaust Commemoration, a free CD/DVD set filled with advice and ready-to-use videos and resources for organizing civic, military, and interfaith observances. This resource is free and may be obtained by filling out the Request Form. In addition, you may also view these and other resources on the Museum’s special Days of Remembrance Web site. We also invite you to share your thoughts and experiences on Days of Remembrance with the Museum and other citizens through our web site and various social media sites.
Remembrance not only obligates us to memorialize those who were killed during the Holocaust, but it also reminds us of the fragility of democracy and the need for citizens to be vigilant in the protection of democratic ideals.
Thank you for joining communities across the nation as we remember the victims as well as survivors of the Holocaust.
For questions contact: DORDVD@ushmm.org