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.
During the march I realized the strong connection that I feel with Israel, especially during the Yom HaZikaron ceremony.I think as someone who wanted to learn more about my Jewish heritage, I truly benefited in learning about the past and the present, about the strength of the Jewish people. I think experiencing these values in such circumstances have helped me become an overall better person.
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