Yom haShoah

Yom haShoah

Yom haShoah is the date on Nisan 27 when Israelis remember the victims of the Holocaust. This year Nisan 27 corresponds to April 18. The Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel and the Lithuanian Jewish Community have organized a number of events to commemorate this day in Lithuania this year.

There will be a commemoration in Alytus, Lithuania, on Monday, April 17:

11:00 A.M. Commemoration of Holocaust victims at mass murder site in Vidzgiris forest.
1:30 P.M. Commemorative ceremony at Alytus synagogue.
4:15 P.M. Commemoration at Simnas Jewish mass murder monument.
4:45 P.M. Return to Vilnius

There will be a commemoration in Zarasai on April 18:

10:50 A.M. Mass murder site in Krakynė forest.
2:00 – 3:15 P.M. Tour of museum exhibit on Jewish life in the local area between the two world wars.
4:30 P.M. Tour of old Jewish cemetery on island in lake.
5:00 P.M. Return to Vilnius.

Those wishing to attend should register by calling Liuba Šerienė at 8 685 06900. A bus will wait for registered passengers at 9:00 A.M. on April 18 at the intersection of Jakšto and Gedimino streets.

You are also invited to attend a commemoration of Holocaust victims at the Ponar Memorial Complex at 1:00 P.M. on April 18.

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