Shalom Austin Facebook Reading of the Names

Join others in Austin and communities around the world as we honor the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust and truly "never forget." This act of commemoration realizes one's duty to remember and often gives a voice to names for whom no one is left to mourn.

Six million Jews perished during the Holocaust, which took place in Europe from January 30, 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, to May 8, 1945, when the war ended in Europe. Millions of other people fell victim to Nazi genocide, including Communists, trade unionists, Socialists, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and homosexuals.

How to participate in the Shalom Austin Reading of the Names on Facebook:

  Step 1: Download and save this image to your computer. (PC Users: Right click and Save As. Mac Users: Drag image to Desktop to save.) Upload it to your Facebook page and use it as your profile pic between April 15-April 22.


Step 2: Open the Google document with the list of names of victims. Find a name that you would like to re-post and leave your initials in the first column. Please post the bolded statement in the suggested format (simply cut and paste):

    April 19 is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and today I am honoring the memory of Name from location, murdered in year at place of death at age age. We must never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust, the innocent victims and the lessons about how prejudice, stereotyping and indifference can lead to crimes against humanity. Join me in this effort by finding another name to honor at

Step 3: To learn more about the Holocaust please check out the following resource links


Join us for the local Yom HaShoah Commemoration and culmination of Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project with keynote speaker Stephen Mills, Artistic Director of Ballet Austin as he shares his personal journey through the creation of Light on April 19, 2012. Download this flyer for additional details.

Here are various ways to take action:

 Thank you for participating in this meaningful effort. From generation to generation, it is our duty to remember, to never forget and to speak out against inhumanity.