Yom Hashoah 2024

The annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust remembrance events hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will take place on Sunday 5 May.

The theme for this year’s communal commemoration is “The Holocaust in Hungary”. The commemoration will mark 80 years since the Nazi invasion of Hungary.

A moving segment will honour the lives and experiences of three Hungarian Holocaust survivors in their late nineties: Barbara Grunstein who survived Auschwitz, Gelsenkirchen and Bergen-Belsen; Joseph Symon who survived a labour battalion and fought in the underground resistance; Lilly Wolf who survived a death march and was saved by Raoul Wallenberg.

We will hear in-person from Jan Anger, son of Swedish diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations Per Anger. Per Anger originated the idea of issuing Swedish documents to protect Hungarian Jews, and worked closely with Raoul Wallenberg to save Jews in Budapest from deportation to death camps.

We invite you to attend the commemoration in person on Sunday 5 May at 6:45pm for a 7pm start at an Eastern Suburbs location (details provided one week prior). Free parking and convenient public transport options are available. Registration is essential via the link below.

The annual Memorial Service and Reading of Names will be held on Sunday 5 May at 10:30am at the Martyrs’ Memorial, Rookwood Cemetery. Registration is essential via the link below.

The Yom Hashoah commemoration is one of the most important events on the Jewish calendar, and your presence would be greatly welcomed.