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
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:
Cordoba | April 9
Dean Funes | April 8
San Salvador de Jujuy | April 9
Albstadt-Ebingen | April 8 | 4:30 pm | next to the city hall
Annaberg-Buchholz | April 8 | 5:00 pm | Marketsquare
Berlin | April 14 |1:00 pm | Paul-Löbe-Haus
Buchen | April 11 | 5:00 pm | former synagogue square
Crimmitschau | April 12 | 5:pm | Lutherhof
Dusslingen | April 11 | 11:30 am | city hall square
Ebersbach an der Fils | April 9 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eichstetten | April 18
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
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
Worms | April 9 | 03:00 pm | alter Güterbahnhof (Güterhallenstraße)
Abdón Calderón | April 8
Guayaquil | April 8
Quito | April 10
Helsinki | April 8
Vogelsheim | April 9 | 02:00 pm
Lima, La Victoria
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
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
Sülysáp and neihgbouring villages
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
Woodinville, WA | April 9 | 8:30 pm PDT
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.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Erev Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Yom HaShoah
Friday, April 9, 2021 (before Shabbat)
Saturday, April 10, 2021 -Shabbat
Sunday, April 11, 2021
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?
- Call people to the streets in your city. Whether 5 or 5,000 – the main point is that you are publicly visible!
- Register your event and/or March of Life on our website and download the tutorials and graphic templates.
- 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).
- Conduct a march through your city in accordance with the possibilities under Corona restrictions.
- Present the declaration to public representatives in your city/country.
- 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)
- Large Banner
- 3 different Posters