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NM Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom Hashoah Monday

Albuquerque, NM- Monday, April 8 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah in Hebrew. This internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan. This date marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising during World War II. Yom Hashoah has been marked on the 27th of Nisan every year since it was established in 1953 as a National Day of Remembrance in Israel.

The American Red Cross is the World’s largest Humanitarian Network and can search for missing family members, obtain documentation on the wartime and post-wartime experiences of families and has access to the complete records of the International Tracing Service and hundreds of other archives. Red Cross Tracing Services are free of charge. Holocaust and WWII Tracing can also obtain documents pertaining to deportation, internment, evacuation to former soviet territories, forced and slave labor and other records needed for restitution.

The American Red Cross, as a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement provides assistance to families separated by armed conflict, disaster or humanitarian emergencies. All Red Cross Chapters, through the Restoring Family Links program, provide tracing and location services, Red Cross messages, Health and Welfare inquiries, disaster welfare inquiries and information and referral services. For more information go to

The American Red Cross extends its humanitarian mission around the world as part of the global Red Cross network-the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 187 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. With more than 13 million volunteers, the Red Cross works in nearly every country to build safer communities and provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the world’s hardest-to reach and most vulnerable populations.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

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