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.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
Since the March, I have been employed by or volunteered for most of the Jewish Community organizations based in Toronto, with a focus on advocacy. They are important in themselves, as well as providing tools to make a positive impact on Canadian society, an important part of preventing discrimination worldwide.
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