Days of Remembrance

2021 Commemoration

Thank you for your interest in joining us virtually for Days of Remembrance. Click the play button below to watch the program featuring remarks from US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.

The Museum leads the nation in observing Days of Remembrance, established by the US Congress as the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration. Join our nation and a global community to honor Holocaust survivors, remember the six million Jews murdered, and pay tribute to American soldiers who liberated victims.

This year’s commemoration will feature remarks from Secretary of State Blinken, who has spoken of the importance of Holocaust remembrance and the personal impact of his family’s experience. His stepfather survived the Holocaust after several years in Auschwitz and other camps, was liberated by American soldiers, and immigrated to the United States.

Despite a year when they faced loss and isolation, Holocaust survivors continue to rise to the challenge of educating by sharing their experiences, compelling us to confront an alarming rise in antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and extremist ideology. Survivors' resilience and courage inspire us to create a better future than their past.

This virtual program and many others are available on demand on the Museum’s YouTube page. Explore below if you would like to know more about the groups we honor and remember during Days of Remembrance.

Remember Victims

This list contains the names of 5,000 individuals, a small fraction of the millions who were murdered by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1939 and 1945.

Honor Survivors

Holocaust survivor testimony provides eyewitness accounts of their experiences and teaches about the consequences of unchecked hatred and antisemitism.

Recognize Liberators

The Museum honors American soldiers and their army divisions who liberated victims of the Holocaust from Nazi concentration camps and other sites of incarceration.