A day of destruction and desolation, a day of blackness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness. ZEPHANIAH (1:15)

Holocaust Remembrance Day is called in Hebrew “Yom HaShoah” and comes from our verse in Zephaniah describing the devastating destruction of Jerusalem. Yom HaShoah was established by the Knesset and coincides with the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, remembering not only the destruction of European Jewry, but recalling the heroic revolt which serves as a symbol of defiance against oppression.