22 Apr

Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial service

The Hague will organise a Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) memorial service in the Kloosterkerk on Sunday, 22 April. The service will commemorate the murdered Jews, Roma and Sinti during the Second World War.

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is the memorial day for the Jews murdered during the Second World War, established on the 28th of Nissan in remembrance of the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. Following the date for this commemoration in Jewish circles, Jews, Christians and other people annually come together in various cities in the Netherlands.

This year’s theme revolves around ‘Persecution and resistance – eyewitnesses. The featured speaker will be Levie Kanes, 1 of the 52 Jewish children saved by local resistance hero Ru Paré. Musical accompaniment will be provided by cantor Ken Gould and a choir. Students from Gymnasium Sorghvliet will also take part in the memorial.

Afterwards the memorial service will proceed to the Rabbijn Maarsenplein where flowers will be laid at the Jewish Children's Memorial.

The commemoration is organised by the Community of Churches of The Hague.

More info

The Yom HaShoah memorial service will begin at 16.00 hrs. on Sunday, 22 April in the Kloosterkerk (Lange Voorhout 4) in The Hague. This event is free of charge.

More information can be found at http://jomhasjoadenhaag.weebly.com and on the Facebook page of the event