March of Remembrance

Part of the global

March of Life Movement

What are our goals?

Remembering

Working through the past, giving survivors of the Holocaust a voice.

Reconciliation

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.

How can you join us?

Join a March of Remembrance or organize your own.

Support us with your donation here.

Come to the March of the Nations in Israel 2022 and 2023.

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

California

Murrieta, May 1st, 2022  – 2-5pm – Murrieta Mesa Performing Arts

New Jersey

Trenton, April 25th, 2022 – 11am-12pm – The War Memorial 

New York

Rochester – May 01. 2022 – 1:30pm 12 Corners, Brighton NY

Texas

Dallas – April 24. 2022 – 2pm – Southern Methodist University

Houston, Kingwood – May 01. 2022 – 12-4pm – Kings Harbor

Yom HaShoah 2021

United to be a Light: March of Remembrance 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. 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 abyprescott@gmail.com

Arizona, Tucson on January 27, 2019 – Cathy Calabrese Tesi – march@bookoflifecc.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 mneas54@gmail.com  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/

The March of the Nations in Israel

The Bible speaks of a time when the nations will turn towards Israel again. Let us be the ones to follow God’s call: “Arise, walk the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you”! (Genesis 13:17)

This is why we invite you to the March of the Nations from May 22 to 26, 2022: Hike the Israel National Trail (INT) from the north to the south of Israel, expressing solidarity with God’s people.

Recommended by National Geographic, the INT is more than a trail – it is well known throughout Israel, runs through a wide variety of regions and landscapes and has become a symbol of national identity. We want to stand with Israel in this very special way.

 

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