The full name of the day commemorating the victims of theis “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah”— in Hebrew literally translated as the "Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism." It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan — a week after the end of the holiday and a week before (Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers). It marks the anniversary of the .
The date was selected in a resolution passed by Israel's Parliament, the Holocaust and Heorism Remembrance Day - was made formal in a law enacted by the on August 19, 1953; on March 4, 1959, the passed another law which determined that tribute to victims of the Holocaust and ghetto uprisings be paid in public observances., on April 12, 1951. Although the date was established by the government, it has become a day commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. The day's official name -