Yom Hashoah. ‘This is a legacy that must be safeguarded’
IRWIN BLOCK, The Gazette
Published: Saturday, April 14, 2007

On April 19, 1943, the eve of Passover, a desperate group of Jewish fighters staged a heroic revolt in the Warsaw ghetto that became a symbol of resistance to the German killing machine during the Second World War.

The Israeli Knesset in 1951 proclaimed the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, which falls after Passover but during the ghetto uprising period, as Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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