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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Holocaust Remembrance Day

Event details
Calendar   Commemorations
Location UT Dallas
Date Tue, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Duration   1h

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was first observed in 1953 to remember and honor the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and to celebrate those who survived. In 2016, the Ackerman Center began commemorating the day by having students, staff, faculty, and members of the community recite poems in various languages.

2023 Holocaust Remembrance Day
This year’s commemoration will be held in person at the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building on the UT Dallas campus. This annual event will once again feature readings by faculty, staff, students, and community members of poetry, prose, and personal testimony in a variety of languages. The Ackerman Center will post further details as they are finalized. Learn more here.

Holocaust Poems
The Ackerman Center faculty has created a collection of important Holocaust poems. Read the 18 poems that they selected. The Ackerman Center has held multiple workshops with students and faculty to translate several of these poems into more than a dozen languages, and we are in the process of compiling them. We have produced a collection of translations of Holocaust poems into several languages such as Farsi, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, and Arabic.

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