Yom HaShoah, April 24, 2017. Holocaust Memorial Day. A Silent Tribute.

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Never Again!

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Never Again!

It is estimated that Jewish children under the age of 16 accounted for one out of every four of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust – 1.5 million children.

In 1998, the province of Ontario, Canada  became the first jurisdiction outside of Israel to establish, by Act of Parliament, a Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom HaShoah, determined in each year by the Jewish lunar calendar, to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

The Acts states: “Such a day would provide an opportunity to reflect on and educate about the enduring lessons of the Holocaust. This day shall also provide an opportunity to consider other instances of systematic destruction of peoples, human rights issues and the multicultural reality of modern society.”

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