What are our goals?
Working through the past, giving survivors of the Holocaust a voice.
Healing and restoration between victims and perpetrators, and their descendants.
Taking a stand
For Israel and against modern antisemitism.
What are we doing?
Honor: We honor the Holocaust survivors and let their voices be heard and their story told. It is important in this time when, even in the face of the overwhelming documentation by the Nazis themselves of the reality of the Holocaust, there are so many who deny that the Holocaust even happened or claim that the reports were exaggerated. This is occurring not only in countries where there is a political agenda to do so, but in the U.S. as well.
Educate: The purpose of the March is to educate a generation that is often unaware of the reality of the horrors of the Holocaust – ignorant not only of the facts of what happened during that time, but also of the attitudes and incendiary propaganda that preceded it. Those attitudes and propaganda conditioned a nation of people to stand by and be silent while the atrocities were being committed.
Remember: We remember those who were lost in the Holocaust, and those who were brave enough to stand up against the horror and to raise their voices and act.
Engage: We take to the streets in Memorial Marches, raising our voices against modern-day antisemitism, Jew hatred and any form of racism, motivating people all over the globe to take a stand and speak out.
Who we are
History of March of Remembrance
Jobst and Charlotte Bittner are the initiators of the March of Life movement. Since 2007, March of Life has organized memorial marches in more than 20 nations and over 400 cities. In 2009 Ted Pearce brought the vision of March of Life to the US and birthed March of Remembrance with the first march in Dallas, TX. In 2018 he stepped down as president of March of Remembrance, but continues to be a friend of March of Remembrance with his gifts and music.
March of Remembrance Director for Texas: Rozalie Jerome, Houston
Rozalie Jerome is our Director for Texas. She was raised in a conservative Jewish home, and is the child of Holocaust survivors who were rescued by Christians in Hungary. For almost ten years, she and her husband Mitch have been spearheading the March of Remembrance Houston for reconciliation between Jews and Christians and taking a bold stand for Israel. They are also founders of the Holocaust Remembrance Association.
March of Remembrance, National Coordinator: Claudia Kiesinger, New York
Claudia Kiesinger is the National Coordinator for March of Remembrance. She has been part of the March of Life movement since 2007 with her own personal family history as descendant of Nazi perpetrators. She is also the representative of the UN Prayer Watch, a Christian prayer and advocacy initiative at the UN for Israel.
In 2011 and 2015, March of Remembrance was honored by the Israeli Knesset for its special efforts on behalf of Holocaust survivors.
March of Remembrance is not a political statement, a rally or publicity stunt. The purpose of the march is to honor the survivors of the Holocaust. It is not a platform for publicity to promote an agenda on the part of any person or organization and is no platform for proselytizing.
Yom HaShoah 2022
From the Heart and on Foot
Hatred of Jews and antisemitism have reached alarming levels. Antisemitism is moving back into everyday life, and many remain indifferent. Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, made a strong call to action in one of his recent speeches, “Who will speak up? Who dares to come forward?”
The Covid-19 pandemic is like an accelerant for antisemitism and hatred of Jews. According to a study by the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency, 2021 was the most antisemitic year worldwide in the last decade. Ten antisemitic incidents of physical and verbal violence occurred on average every day. At the same time, conspiracy theories based on age-old antisemitic prejudices flood social media. Many see Jews as the authors and profiteers of the pandemic. Education and enlightenment are only of limited help.
But if you let the truth about antisemitism in your own family, your own city and your own country touch you and speak about it publicly, you can move hearts and bring about change.
March of Remembrance near you in 2022
Murrieta, May 1st, 2022 – 2-5pm – Murrieta Mesa Performing Arts
Trenton, April 25th, 2022 – 11am-12pm – The War Memorial
Rochester – May 01. 2022 – 1:30pm 12 Corners, Brighton NY
Dallas – April 24. 2022 – 2pm – Southern Methodist University
Houston, Kingwood – May 01. 2022 – 12-4pm – Kings Harbor
United to be a Light: March of Remembrance on Yom HaShoah 2021
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. Jewish people 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 Remembrance together with March of Life called 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 raised our voices publicly with marches and events per local Corona restrictions and did not surrender the streets to hatred and hostility!
Past Marches of Remembrance
Arizona: Tuscon – January 26th, 2020
For more dates and places worldwide, go to: March of Life
Arizona, Prescott – Al Rodriguez email@example.com
Arkansas, Russellville on June 4, 2019 – Joyce Griffis – https://www.facebook.com/events/144364673092182/
California, Murrieta on April 28, 2019 – Jack Flournoy – 4, https://www.facebook.com/Murrieta-March-of-Remembrance-997962266963318/
Colorado, Denver on May 5 – Dana Hall, https://www.facebook.com/MarchofRemembranceDenver/
North Carolina, Greensboro on April 28, 2019
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh on May 2, 2019 – Katie Burt, in connection with National Day of Prayer
Texas, Arlington on May 5, 2019
Texas, Bryan College Station on April 7, 2019 – Mark Neas firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/event/2019-march-of-remembrance-houston/
Texas, Saginaw on May 5, 2019 – http://www.mysarshalom.com/upcoming-events/walk-of-remembrance
Texas, Van Zandt County on April 28, 2019 – Gary Vawter https://vanzandt-remembers.org/
Washington, Bellingham on May 5, 2019 – Dave Hiller, https://www.facebook.com/MarchOfRemembranceBellingham/
UNITED TO BE A LIGHT May 14-17, 2023
For the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel we call to the nations: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”
This is why we invite you to the March of the Nations from May 14 to 17, 2023
Pre-Registration is open at www.marchofthenations.com
Make your checks out to
March of Remembrance
TOS Ministries America, Inc.
P.O. Box 20051
New York, NY 10017