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

Global Initiators:  Pastor Jobst and Charlotte Bittner and TOS Ministries from Tübingen, Germany.
Jobst and Charlotte Bittner are initiators of the March of Life movement, as well as senior pastors of TOS Ministries from Tübingen, Germany. They have established ministries and churches in eleven countries all over the world. Since 2007, March of Life has organized memorial marches in more than 20 nations and over 400 cities.

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 Director for California: Jack Flournoy, Murrieta
Jack Flournoy is an ordained pastor and a marriage and family therapist. His current focus is organizing and implementing the local annual March of Remembrance, Holocaust Memorial. Jack is married and has 6 children and 12 grandchildren.

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.

Ted Pearce, Founder
Ted Pearce is the Founder of March of Remembrance, bringing the vision of March of Life to the US and birthing March of Remembrance. A singer, songwriter and worship leader he has been an advocate of March of Life for many years, taking a bold stand for Israel and against antisemitism wherever he goes. In 2018 stepped down as president of the March of Remembrance, but continues to serve as Ambassador for March of Remembrance with his gifts and music.

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 2021

Global Day of Action – October 4th, 2020

Reconciliation not Hate!

Lifting our Voices for Israel and Jewish Life on the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot 2020!
During the COVID-19 crisis we have witnessed a dramatic increase in racism and antisemitism worldwide which hardly anyone would have believed possible. In many cities, tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets. The images of flying stones, burning cars, confrontation, sheer hatred and violence are a shocking sight.
But right now is the time to take a stand for reconciliation on our streets. The message of the March of Life is: Reconciliation begins with me!
Go to the streets of your city on the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot on October 4, 2020. While respecting the COVID-19 regulations of your country and city, let us send a bold message to Israel and the nations: “Reconciliation, not Hate!” – Together for Israel and Jewish life.
How can you and your city be a part of this?

1. Call people to the streets of your city. Whether 5 or 5,000 – as long as you are visible to the public!
2. Gather in a public place and (optionally) march through your city.
3. Observe the local COVID-19 regulations.
4. Make a statement of reconciliation, for Israel and for Jewish life in your nation.
5. Find a way to place a symbolic Star of David in a central, public area.
6. Take a photo or a short video for our joint message to Israel and send it to info@marchoflife.org. 

List of participating cities worldwide: go to www.marchoflife.org

Find a March of Remembrance near you

Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Marches of Remembrance are postponed to the end of the year – please come back later.

There are several online events organized you can join and participate:

Internat.Online Conference “STOP the Virus of Antisemitism!” from Germany on Tuesday 21st, 2020 – start 11am ESDT 

 “Hope in Hazardous Times” aired five Sundays, April 19 through May 17 at 8:00 pm CDT.  Listen to Holocaust survivors, German Nazi descendants, educational and government leaders as they share about their experiences. 

Marches of Remembrance in 2020 

Arizona: Tuscon – January 26th

Arkansas: Russellville – April 19th

California: Murrieta – April 16th

Florida: Ocala – April 26th

New York: Rochester – April 19th

Texas:
Canton/Van Zandt County– April 26th
Dallas – April 19th
Houston Compact – April 19th
Houston, University of St.Thomas – April 21st
Kingwood – April 26th

Washington: Bellingham – April 26th

For more dates and places worldwide, go to: March of Life  

Past Marches of Remembrance

Arizona, Prescott – Al Rodriguez abyprescott@gmail.com

Arizona, Tucson on January 27, 2019 – Cathy Calabrese Tesi – march@bookoflifecc.com – 520-327-6233

Arkansas, Russellville on June 4, 2019 – Joyce Griffis – 479-567-2493 https://www.facebook.com/events/144364673092182/

California, Murrieta on April 28, 2019 – Jack Flournoy – 909-7781-8864, 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/

March of the Nations, May 12-14, 2020 – postponed to 2021

The existence of Israel is one of the greatest miracles of our time. On May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion signed the Declaration of Independence together with the National Council and proclaimed the State of Israel as head of the provisional government. On May 14, the eventful history of the modern State of Israel began. However, throughout the more than 70 years of its history, Israel was mostly on its own.

We are convinced that Israel is at the top of God’s agenda, even in times of this worldwide corona crisis. The Vice Mayor of Haifa, Rabbi Dov Hayun, and the responsible persons in Tiberias, Kfar Saba and other cities in Israel, agreed: If not 2020, then the March of the Nations must take place in 2021! Therefore, we encourage you to look ahead and mark May 10-14, 2021 on your calendar and join us at the March of the Nations. We will keep you informed about all further developments.

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