Yom Hashoah

(Yom Hah-SHOW-ah, translation: Day of Holocaust Remembrance)

On Yom Hashoah we remember the six million Jews who were put to death by the Nazis in Europe between the years 1939 and 1945, during World War II.

McGillis Recognition

McGillis student learn about history of Holocaust in age-appropriate ways, primarily in their Ethics and Cultures class and U.S. History class.

Some McGillis students will participate in the Yom Hashoah ceremony held by the State of Utah on this day, often at the Salt Lake City Library or the State Capitol.

Traditional Recognition

A time of mourning, reflection, and learning. Special services and ceremonies will take place in houses of worship, college campuses, as well as government venues by people of all denominations