Yom HaShoah: Charleston's Holocaust Remembrance Program 2021


Every year, the Charleston Jewish community honors its commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust. This year there are a variety of virtual opportunities for you to participate in to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust.



Charleston Jewish Federation’s REMEMBER Program Presents:

Yom HaShoah 2021


Why We Remember

We invite you to join the REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness on April 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM via Zoom for Charleston’s 2021 Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program with keynote speaker, Hershel Greenblat, Holocaust survivor. 

We will convene as a community to honor our local survivors and their descendants, remember those we lost in the Holocaust, and commit to preserving their critical legacy. We must remember the past to build a better future. Together we will keep the memory of those senselessly murdered in the Holocaust alive. Click here to register.


The Post and Courier Holocaust Supplement 2021

We are thankful for the opportunity to work with The Post and Courier for this year's Holocaust supplement. Click here to read many local stories, hear from our Remember Project teens, and learn about the Daffodil Project impact in Charleston.


Partnership 2Gether: From Holocaust to Rebirth

Join us on April 8 at 12:00 PM along with our Partnership 2Gether community of Hadera-Eiron, Israel to hear the story of Josef Sroka (community member in Hadera, Israel) who escaped Przemysl Ghetto as a young boy with his mother and sister and lived under fake Catholic identity. The program will be narrated by his son, Dani Sroka. Click here to register. 


Love, it was Not

We commemorate Yom Hashoah with this astonishing documentary and Atlanta Film Festival Jury Prize Winner. Love, it was Not tells the true story of a taboo romance between Helena Citron, a Jewish concentration camp prisoner, and Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer. The pair meet again when she is a witness at his war crimes trial 30 years later. The film will be available for viewing April 4-7. Click here to reserve your link to watch the movie.  

After watching the film, join us on April 7 at 7:00 PM for a discussion of the movie with Dr. Olga Mintzer and Dr. Sudie Back. Our guests will guide us as we untangle the themes of trauma and relationships.Click here to register for the program.

Cosponsored by the Charleston Jewish Filmfest, the CJF REMEMBER Program, the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, and Charleston County Library with funding from the Charleston JCC Foundation and the Stanley Farbstein Endowment.

Click here to view a complete list of reading and viewing suggestions from the Charleston County Public Library.

Jewish Federations of North America Yom HaShoah Commemoration

We invite you and your entire family to join on April 7th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET for a meaningful, virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration, hosted by The Jewish Federations of North America. The event will bring together over 100 Holocaust survivors and their families, including local community member Anita Zucker, for an intergenerational Yom HaShoah commemoration. To learn more, please contact Amanda Goldstein. Click here to register .