Temple Emmanuel of Davenport
Yom Hashoah, or "Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust," occurs every year in communities around the world. While it is primarily observed by Jews, it is by no means an exclusive commemoration, as witnessed by the community-wide event held here in the Quad Cities.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Father Joe DeFrancisco
We remember the Holocaust not simply because it is a Jewish tragedy. We talk about it because we believe the world must not be allowed to forget that twelve million innocent human beings, six million of them Jews, were murdered by the Nazis. Yom Hashoah seeks to ensure that a crime of such proportions will never be allowed to happen again. We keep the memory of the Holocaust alive to guard against the wanton destruction of any people.
In the Quad Cities, Yom Hashoah has been observed annually since 1982. The committee which organizes the observance was initially formed by representatives of the Quad Cities' Jewish and Christian communities, and has maintained ecumenism in its membership and mission ever since.
Temple Emmanuel is located at 1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport.