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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Interfaith Days: Yom Hashoah
Today is Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day," the Jewish commemoration of the Holocaust, when 6 million Jews and 5 million others perished, as well as Jewish resistance during that time. It began in 1953 and is usually observed on 27 Nisan. "Shoah" is Hebrew for utter destruction or catastrophe. This site gives more information on its meaning, history, and observance.
(From the 2015 Interfaith Calendar of the Diversity Awareness Partnership of St. Louis---see dapstl.org for more information---and various online sources.)