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.
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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.
This was by far the most amazing, incredible most ridiculously intense trip/experience I have had and probably will remain that way for a very long time. It is going to be up there in most memorable moments. Everything was so well organized and ran smoothly that it was easy to get lost in your thoughts and feelings without actually getting lost. I learned so much about my history and how much i really do value and love my family. Having chaperones and small groups were great because there was always someone there for you. My small group chaperone was Shira and having her so much closer to our age than the other chaperones made it easier to relate to her and she saw it more on our level; not to say I didn’t love all the chaperones on my bus. Overall, it was absolutely phenomenal…
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