Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2014

Today’s Word:

Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord. (Psalm 2:11d)


On This Date…

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day – one of the most solemn days of the Israeli calendar. It began last evening at sundown.

The 2014 Days of Remembrance will continue until May 4, honoring the six million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

Miriam Caine, of the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, is quoted in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

But for the survivors and their families, the history of the Holocaust does not move one. It cannot and must not be forgotten.

For the Jewish people we pray from the Hebrew Scriptures at Mass today, “Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.”

– Father McLaughlin