The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an 8-day period designated by Congress to remember and to educate Americans about the Holocaust. The dates are determined by the Hebrew calendar, and normally the remembrance “begins on the Sunday before the Israeli observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, and continues through the following Sunday, usually in April or May (Wikipedia).”
Recently, the United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but the United States still observes the week designated by the Hebrew Calendar. According to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Days of Remembrance will be commemorated on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Observances and remembrance activities will occur nationwide between Sunday, April 19, and Sunday, April 26.” Due to Covid-19, events will be virtual.
Today at 8 a.m. PST The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be presenting a series of speakers, including a message from Benjamin Ferencz (the last living Nuremberg prosecutor). You can watch it here on Facebook, even if you don’t have an account.
L.A.’s Museum of Tolerance provides virtual tours, survivors’ stories, and lesson plans for those of you home schooling.
Here is a complete, if overwhelming list of movies about the Holocaust. For children, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Paper Clips” or “The Hiding Place” might be the best introduction. The films run the gamut from actual concentration camp footage, films that will break your heart like “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,” to satisfying revenge flicks like “Inglourious Basterds.”
Here is a shorter, curated list from IMDB.
You can also check out The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive on YouTube.