Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה, lit. ‘Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day’), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.
On April 18, 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto rose up against the Nazis. Yom HaShoah falls on Nisan 27 of the Hebrew calendar, this year on April 18. In the Netherlands, this commemoration, organized by a large number of Jewish organizations, takes place in the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. For more information on the Holocaust during World War II, click here. Visit the website of Anne Frank House here.