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Yom Hasho’ah Community Events & Resources
April 7 - April 8
Yom Hasho’ah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, takes place on Wednesday evening April 7th-April
Here are some online resources to guide us in remembering, learning, and connecting with one another.
Cross-Canada Online Commemoration of the Holocaust
Thursday April 8, 2021 | 7PM
For Children & Families
Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to join the DJC’s Jewish Studies classes on April 8th for a special session with Margie Wolfe, co-author and publisher of The Promise. Please email Alysse Rich for more info and to receive the link.
Yom Hashoah Documentary and Film Resources
Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has a vast collection of videos, including historical films, survivor
testimonies, video lectures, and documentaries. They can be accessed here.
PBS Frontline has four classic documentaries available here.
Netflix has a number of movies and documentaries that can be accessed through their search
function, under “Holocaust.” Included here is #Annefrank which scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
On Kanopy, you can find the Academy Award-winning Polish film Ida and many documentaries.
Nominated for an Academy this year is Colette, a wonderful and moving 24-minute documentary
about a French Resistance Fighter who is still alive today.
And finally, Birthplace, a strange, sad documentary from 1992 – almost a home movie – about a
Jewish man returning to Poland to discover what really happened to his family. Watch here.