Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
The March of the Living is sponsored nationally by Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA, and locally by the respective Jewish UJA/CJA Federations. We would like to thank the following individuals, organizations and foundations for their support of the March of the Living program.
Selected Quotes from Past Participants
The March has made me truly understand the importance of caring on my Jewish faith and traditions and I have now realized that without marrying within our faith, there is a good chance my children will not grow up Jewish. If this were the case, I think I will have failed to accomplish one of my major duties as a Jewish person to my Jewish people.