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The Holocaust and Tisha B’Av
Sundown July 26, 2023 to Sundown July 27, 2023

Tonight marks the beginning of Tisha B’Av (or the Ninth of Av), which is a solemn day of mourning in the Jewish calendar. It falls on the ninth day of the month of Av, which usually corresponds to late July or early August in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, Jewish people around the world commemorate a series of tragic events that have occurred throughout history, primarily focusing on the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

In addition to the destruction of the Temples, Tisha B’Av also commemorates other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout history. These include the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492 and the outbreak of World War I, which set in motion a series of events leading to the Holocaust.

There is a direct connection between Tisha B’Av and the Holocaust, and it is a significant one. On the eve of the Ninth of Av in the Jewish calendar, July 22, 1942, the Germans commenced mass deportations from the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka extermination camp. The timing of the deportations to Treblinka on this solemn day added another layer of anguish and sorrow to the devastation and murder of Jews already underway. Reflecting on this point serves as a reminder of the deliberate cruelty and disregard for human lives exhibited by the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

By observing Tisha B’Av, Jewish people remember the tragedies of the past, reflect on the consequences of destructive actions, and strive for a better future. It serves as a reminder of the importance of unity, compassion, and working towards a world free from antisemitism, hatred and destruction.


Did you know that a recent survey of American Millennials and Gen Z found that:

do not believe and/or are uncertain that the Holocaust happened.
believe that something like the Holocaust could happen again.
could not name a single concentration camp or ghetto.
believe two million or fewer Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
did not know the Holocaust was associated with the Second World War.
have seen Holocaust denial and distortion on social media or elsewhere online.

**September 2020: A survey of Millennials and Gen Z nationwide and in all 50 US states conducted between February 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020, by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)

When you combine this generational gap in Holocaust knowledge and awareness with the current climate of celebrities popularizing antisemitism and mocking the Holocaust, it is no wonder we see a rise in antisemitic hate. If we don’t act now, that hate could manifest into outright violence.

We cannot separate antisemitism from the Holocaust. The Holocaust itself was history’s most extreme example of antisemitism.

The IHRE is here to buck this trend… We amplify information and knowledge, condemn acts of antisemitism, including Holocaust denial and distortion, and move Millennials and Gen Z from the sidelines to the front lines in stopping antisemitism before it grows. Our powerful outreach campaigns are designed to arm Millennials and Gen Z (and all generations) with the knowledge and tools to be courageous and compelled to share the legacy and lessons about the Holocaust, and combat antisemitism so that a Holocaust will never happen again.


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Help us reverse the trend reflected in the statistics by getting involved. Know the facts. Don’t be a bystander.

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