Westermarkt, Amsterdam, a memorial to homosexual victims of the Holocaust

LGBTQ Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Resources for incorporating an LGBTQ focus into your Yom HaShoah observance.

Today, April 24th, we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah. The links below include ideas for observance and resources with LGBTQ content and focus.

  • Read the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s list of ideas for incorporating remembrance of LGBTQ victims into your Yom HaShoah practice, including lighting an additional yahrzeit candle to commemorate those lives lost.
  • Watch Paragraph 175, Epstein’s documentary about the Nazis’ treatment of gay men during the Holocaust.

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