April 24th 2017 is Yom HaShoah, when Israel together with Jews around the world, remembers the Holocaust - the coldest and most systematic genocide in human history. There will be lots of ceremonies across Israel,as well as the powerful memorial siren on Monday morning, during which the entire country comes to a halt, but for most of us it will be a regular day - we'll have school, work, papers due and reports to write. So what can people outside of Israel do to take something meaningful from this day?
Because here at Jerusalem U we are a team of educators and filmmakers, we think that watching a Holocaust themed movie can be a powerful way to appreciate the horrors that the Jews of Europe went through.
There are a lot of films and documentaries about what happened, so we asked the Jerusalem U staff which movies inspired and moved them and that they'd recommend people watch on Yom Hashoah.
Here is what they came up with: