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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.
Our chaperones, tour guides, staff and chairmen really cared about what we got out of this experience and really submersed themselves into knowing the knowledge and understanding how we would handle each moment of the trip. Having them there really helped me to understand what went on and what was the main point of this trip. I feel that the goals of the March of the Living were very much expressed throughout the trip and we were shown how we can attain these goals and how some of them have already been met.
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