A Message from Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, to Canadian Survivors and Students on the 2016 March of the Living
Posted in News on July 14, 2016
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.
Because of the March, I decided to further study the Holocaust and Jewish history at a university level, I also became engaged to a Jewish man because (among other reasons) it’s important to me that my children be raised in a Jewish home and that they are educated about the Holocaust, as I was.
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