United to be a Light

Together for a Better Future

without Antisemitism and Hatred of Jews

April 8-11, 2021

The reading of the names
is in cooperation with Yad Vashem

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International Online Memorial Event

Eyewitness testimony – Live Music – Personal Family Stories

Thursday, April 8th, 7PM (CEST)

With Holocaust survivor Helena Weinrauch (USA), Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau (Israel), Knesset Member Sharren Haskel (Israel), Sari Granitza of Yad Vashem (Israel) and March of Life founder Jobst Bittner (Germany) – as well as the musicians Yair Levi (Israel), Ben Salomo (Germany), Friedhelm Chmell (Germany) and Samuel Haas (Germany), together with March of Life representatives from all over the world.

The following cities are taking part:

Argentina

Catamaraca

Cordoba | April 9

Dean Funes | April 8

Luque

San Salvador de Jujuy | April 9

Belarus

Grodno

Svetlogorsk

Bolivia

La Paz

Sucre

Colombia

Bogotá

San Gil

Germany

Albstadt-Ebingen | April 8 | 4:30 pm | next to the city hall

Annaberg-Buchholz | April 8 | 5:00 pm | Marketsquare

Bad Langensalza

Berlin | April 14 |1:00 pm | Paul-Löbe-Haus

Buchen | April 11 | 5:00 pm | former synagogue square

Crimmitschau | April 12 | 5:pm | Lutherhof

Dornhan

Dusslingen | April 11 | 11:30 am | city hall square

Ebersbach an der Fils | April 9 | mdl.ebersbach@gmail.com

Eichstetten | April 18

Freiburg

Flensburg | April 8 | 2:30 pm | Holzkrugweg 10

Griesheim | April 9 | 4:00 pm | Hintergasse 10, 64347 Griesheim

Halle | April 9 | 5:00 pm | next to Steintor

Leipzig | April 8 | 5:00 pm | Marketsquare

Oberndorf am Neckar | April 11 | 11:00 am

Plauen

Schiltach

Tübingen | April 8 | 01:00 pm | Marketsquare

Ueckermünde | April 8 | 6:00 pm | Schlosshof

Vaihingen an der Enz | April 11 | 11:30 am | Marketsquare

Wankheim | April 8 | 03:00 pm | next to the city hall

Wittstock/Dosse | April 9 | 11:00 pm | Marketsquare

Wolfratshausen

Worms | April 9 | 03:00 pm | alter Güterbahnhof (Güterhallenstraße)

Dominican Republic

Posua

Santo Domingo

Ecuador

Abdón Calderón | April 8

Guayaquil | April 8

Quito | April 10

Finland

Helsinki | April 8

France

Vogelsheim | April 9 | 02:00 pm

Greece

Thessaloniki

India

Chennai

Lithuania

Kaunas

Austria

Vienna

Paraguay

Aregua

Asuncion

Lomo Plata

Nemby

Neuland

Peru

Lima, Sucro

Lima, La Victoria

Poland

Gdańsk | April 11

Gdynia | April 11

Hrubieszów | April 11

Kęty | April 7

Kielce | April 8

Cracow | April 10

Lublin | April 11

Rumia | April 11

Sztutowo | April 11

Warszawa | April 11

Władysławów, k. Turku

Rumania

Iasi

Russia

Kaliningrad

Rostov-on-Don

Switzerland

Basel | April 18 | 2:30 pm

Bern | April 8 | 9:30 am | Bundeshaus Ost

Davos | April 11 | 1:00 pm

Geneva | April 18 | 2:30 pm | Place de la Synagogue

Schaffhausen | April 9 | 06:00 pm | Fronwagplatz

Werdenberg | April 9 | 1:00 pm

Zurich | April 8 | 6:00 pm

Ukraine

Nikolaev

Kiev

Hungary

Barcs

Budapest

Debrecen

Dombóvár

Hatvan

Hódmezővásárhely

Kaposvár

Kiskunhalas

Mezőtúr

Nagyatád

Nyíregyháza

Paks

Pécs

Sopron

Sülysáp and neihgbouring villages

USA

Austin, TX | April 11 | 2 pm

Kingwood, TX | April 11 | 2 pm

Murrieta, CA | April 11

New York City, NY | April 11

Rochester, NY | April 11 | 3:00 pm

Trenton, NJ

Woodinville, WA | April 9 | 8:30 pm PDT

United Kingdom

Northern Ireland - Belfast

Northern Ireland - Carrickfergus

England - High Wycombe

Scotland - Troon

Wales - Newport

 

United to be a Light: March of Life worldwide on Yom HaShoah

Together for a Better Future without Antisemitism and Hatred of Jews

Yom HaShoah is the Jewish-Israeli day of remembrance for the Holocaust. In Israel and Jewish communities worldwide the names of the victims are read and six candles are lit in remembrance of the 6 million murdered Jews. We have a collective responsibility that something like this never happens again.

Through the Corona pandemic we are standing in one of the greatest societal upheavals worldwide. Conspiracy theories and hate on the streets and on the internet are increasing. And with this an alarming explosion of Antisemitism in its various forms. Jews in many countries no longer feel safe. Will we perceive our collective responsibility? Will we overcome the lethargy of the inner lockdown? Will we stand for remembrance and reconciliation on Yom HaShoah and publicly raise our voices in friendship to Israel and the Jewish community worldwide?

The March of Life is calling to take to the streets worldwide between April 8-11, 2021 with the message “Together for a better Future without Antisemitism and Hatred of Jews” and be a part of the Yom HaShoah commemoration. We want to publicly raise our voices with marches and events per local Corona restrictions and not surrender the streets to hatred and hostility!

In cooperation with Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem – we want to encourage everyone to read the names of the victims of the Shoah at a public place. It is a statement against the attempt of Nazi Germany to rob the Jewish people of their identity and to regard them as mere numbers. The reading of the names of the victims acknowledges every individual as a valuable person with a distinct name and a unique identity, which one consciously remembers.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Erev Yom HaShoah

7:00 pm (CET)
State Opening Ceremony of Israel in Yad Vashem with Online Broadcasting

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Yom HaShoah

During the day
Local Events and Marches all over the World

7:00 pm (CET)
Online Conference live from Tuebingen with international guests

Friday, April 9, 2021 (before Shabbat)

During the day
Local Events and Marches all over the World

Saturday, April 10, 2021 -Shabbat

During the day
No Events

Sunday, April 11, 2021

During the day
Local Events and Marches all over the World

Donation

Each name matters!
Yad Vashem has been collecting names and biographical data about all victims of the Shoah on Pages of Testimonies since its founding. To date the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names includes 4.8 million names. These names are stored in the Hall of Names. There remains some 1.5 million unidentified victims.

The cost of collecting, processing and archiving each name is approximately €10. Your donation supports Yad Vashem’s important work and helps ensure that each and every victim will always be remembered!

How can you plan a March or Event in your City in commemoration of Yom HaShoah?

  1. Call people to the streets in your city. Whether 5 or 5,000 – the main point is that you are publicly visible!
  2. Register your event and/or March of Life on our website and download the tutorials and graphic templates.
  3. Read the names of victims of the Shoah, light 6 candles and read aloud the declaration that we have provided you with in a public place in your city (for example the town square).
  4. Conduct a march through your city in accordance with the possibilities under Corona restrictions.
  5. Present the declaration to public representatives in your city/country.
  6. Take a photo or make a short video clip for our joint message and upload the files here: https://marchoflife.org/upload.

Contents of Organizers‘ Kit (to download)

Ready-to-print graphics

  • Flyers
  • Large Banner
  • 3 different Posters
  • Sticker