Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Facts

Holocaust Facts

On the Hebrew Calendar, the 27th of Nisan ( in the month of April), the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943. This defines as the day German troops and police entered the ghetto where all the Jews were placed, then gathered to be deported to the concentration camps. Seven hundred and fifty Jewish fighters armed and ready when the Germans entered.
This date was established by the Israeli Government and observed Wordwide.It is known as Yom HaShoah.  It is observed, remembered in the evening at sundown until sundown the next day.In Israel, on Yom HaShoah, a siren is sounded for 2 minutes for a moment in silence. Even the traffic stops. View: Israel Stops Traffic on Yom HaShoah
Project for the Children and Adults
The Butterfly – A Yom HaShoah Project for the Children and Adults

The poem “The Butterfly,” written by a young man imprisoned in Terezin during the Holocaust, has made the butterfly a symbol of the Shoah.

This is an especially effective symbol for use with children. The butterfly is representative of the spirit of life and the quest for freedom. In this project, students turn the stars that the Jews were forced to wear into butterflies with one symmetrical fold and their own creativity.
 
Butterflies can be decorated many ways. Those found in nature show symmetry as does the one in the example which was created using dot stickers and marker lines and dots.
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