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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.
This experience goes beyond words, its difficult to find the right and proper way to share the feelings of taking a tour through our history. We were lucky to have a survivor on our tour, and the overall impact of the tragedy of the holocaust leaves me at a loss of words. …We that have done the tour have a new found strength that I feel will carry us through and will be sure to tell in detail over and over again what we saw and learnt. It is hard to know what to do with all of this information, as it must be something meaningful. I am sure with time we will find a way to create programs, or events to bring what we saw in Poland to the community here in Canada or the world at large.