In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educational visit. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.
JTA, May 26, 2015 WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – Leaders of Poland’s Jewish community said Polish Jews are ready to cooperate [...]
Yad Vashem Name Recovery Project
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.
Participating on the March has only deepened my thoughts and understanding of the Holocaust and its effects on European Jewry. I have a better understanding of where my grandfather lived, how he grew up, and the challenges that he had faced. In addition, visiting Israel for my second time had a completely different meaning, especially considering the places that we had prior been to in Poland. I didn’t realize how proud I was to be Jewish, and how thankful that I am to have the State of Israel, until we saw the soldiers the morning of our arrival. Seeing them so proud of who they are and what they defend made me feel that I would be able to return to Canada knowing that our country’s future is in good hands. Lessons that I have learned about tolerance will stay with me forever as a constant reminder to help those in need and that racism cannot be tolerated.
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