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
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.
We mourn the all-too-soon death and passing of our friend and March of Remembrance Director Jack Flournoy. We came to know him as a warm-hearted and determined man of faith who dedicated his life to the ministry of reconciliation and working through the past. He completed the march of his life. We are grateful for his life and will miss him.
Jobst Bittner, Founder and President March of Life Movement
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.
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. 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 Remembrance together with 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!
Find a March of Remembrance event near you
Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Marches of Remembrance are having a different format in 2021 – please come back later.
There were several online events in 2020:
Internat.Online Conference “STOP the Virus of Antisemitism!” from Germany July 21st, 2020
“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.
Past Marches of Remembrance
Arizona: Tuscon – January 26th, 2020
For more dates and places worldwide, go to: March of Life
Arizona, Prescott – Al Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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, during the week of May 10-15, 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 10-15, 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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March of Remembrance
TOS Ministries America, Inc.
P.O. Box 20051
New York, NY 10017