Yom HaShoah

  April 27, 2014
1:30 p.m.

Lewis and Shirley White Theater
Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews.

The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) established Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), to be observed on the 27th day of Nisan of the Hebrew calendar. The Hebrew calendar is a lunar calendar so the date changes each year in the United States.

This year’s Yom HaShoah service commemorates the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. Mirra Klausner, daughter of Dr. Carla Klausner and Holocaust survivor Tiberius Klausner, will chair the program, which will also feature short readings from the White Rose Student Essay Contest and images from The Auschwitz Album.