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The Establishment of Yom Ha-Shoah: How Do We Commemorate the Holocaust

Posted February 12, 2015

Yom Ha-Shoah was established by the Israeli Knesset in 1951 to be observed every year on the 27th day of Nissan. The decision to observe Yom Ha-Shoah on this date and in this way reflects the question of how to remember Jewish tragedies. Specifically, it raises the important question whether the commemoration of the Holocaust should follow the tradition mode of Jewish commemoration of tragedies or whether the uniqueness of the Holocaust should render a different type of memorial.
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