|News Display: Holocaust Remembrance|
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Description/Abstract: The Holocaust was genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II. It was the systematic and bureaucratic program of persecution and murder led by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 18th and ends 24 hours later in the evening of Thursday, April 19th. While corresponding to the Hebrew calendar, it marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a famous attempt by the Jews to resist the Germans in armed fighting.
Be sure to consult the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which includes an encyclopedia of events, persons, and other information pertaining to the Holocaust, as well as numerous online exhibitions.
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