On Yom ha-Shoa on 8th April 2013, the FHV and the Institute of Terezin Initiative organized the 8th public reading of Czech Shoa victim names. The event took place on namesti Miru in Prague.
The reading commemorated the 70th aniversary of the start of the Warshaw ghetto uprising, which is considered the biggest Jewish resistance action against the Nazis of the WWII. The prisoners of the Warshaw ghetto decided to face injustice in April 1943. Being aware of the small chances to succeed they faced the much stronger Nazis for almost a month. The uprising inspired the following resistance actions in Treblinka in August, in Sobibor in October and in Auschwitz in October 1944.
The public remembrance act was attended by Shoa survivors, prominent personalities of the Czech public and cultural life, representatives of Jewish and Roma organisations and many ordinary people that wished to remember Shoa victims.
As a part of the event, the visitors of the had an opportunity to see an exhibition of student projects on the topic of active fight against injustice. They also had a chance to browse through publications from the libraries of the Institute of Terezin Initiative and the Jewish Community in Prague.