Yom HashoahYom HaShoah Tribute

In the United States, the tradition of Holocaust Remembrance week started in 1979 under the directive of President Jimmy Carter when the Senate and Congress recognized the need to acknowledge the memory of the Holocaust and its victims. As a result, Congress created the U.S. Memorial Council and instituted the week of Yom HaShoah as the “Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.”


The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was formed in 2013 to carry on the mission of the Holocaust Center, Boston North. Started by Holocaust survivors Sonia Weitz and held for the last 35 years, our Yom HaShoah ceremony has been an opportunity for thousands to remember family members and loved ones and to celebrate the lives of those who survived the Nazi horrors.

The COVID-19 pandemic requires us to hold the event online this year. We hope that the ceremony continues to provide not only an opportunity to remember the victims, but also a time to reflect on the best ways to strengthen our community and to stand up to those who seek to tear it apart and turn us against each other.

This is our mission. Your contribution and advertisement are needed at this time of health and economic crisis more than ever. Without them, we will not be able to provide quality programs for those among us who strive to make our world safer, tolerant, and inclusive.

Please select your gift amount and click Donate Now. Remember to forward via email tributes, images, or advertisements you wish to see published to chgsssu@gmail.com. They will be collected by our staff and made available to the public as a website at www.salemstate.edu/yomhashoahtributes. Our Gold, Silver, and Bronze donor will receive special recognition.

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