Zikaron BaSalon is a social initiative that takes place around the world on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as well as on other dates throughout the year. Literally meaning "remembrance in the living room" in Hebrew, the idea was born out of the understanding that modern society’s connection with the memory of the Holocaust has significantly deteriorated.
Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions at home among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk, and most importantly—listen.
This coming Holocaust Remembrance Day, we invite you to take part in the commemoration by hosting or participating in a gathering of Zikaron BaSalon. We will ensure that it will be a simple event for hosts to organize.
We are here to help you create a meaningful experience.
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“A few years ago, when Holocaust Remembrance Day arrived, it felt so far away– like it didn’t fulfill the potential of what I could take away from it."
"Never before was I able to partake in an honest conversation about the Holocaust with a German."
"Jewish people and survivors of the death camps make great efforts to ensure that the Holocaust is not forgotten."
"I was at an event that included a talk with one of the twin siblings which the Nazi Josef Mengele experimented on in Auschwitz. The talk was followed by a few songs and a very lively discussion of the phenomenon of ‘Holocaust Humor.’”
"The traditional way of commemorating, by either going to an official ceremony or watching one on TV is too passive. People are looking for a way to commemorate in a more active way."