Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

 

"Our chestnut tree is in full bloom. It is covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year." - Anne Frank, May 13, 1944

 

Marking the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers

 

 

Holocaust and Martyrs Memorial Day 2021

Thursday, 26 Nisan 5781/ 8 April 2021, at 10:00

 

Every year, KKL-JNF and the B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem hold a ceremony honoring Jews who saved other Jews during the Holocaust. The ceremony is held at the Scroll of Fire Memorial in Martyr's Forest. Read more here.

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year's ceremony will be held at the forest with limited attendance and will be broadcast live here YouTube.

 

To attend the ceremony, please register at worldcenter@012.net.il

International March of the Living 2021

 


 

Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19

Though March of the Living will not take place this year in Poland, the virtual programs that will be held in addition to a global campaign are already mobilizing the Jewish world and beyond. KKL-JNF participates in the event every year, and this year, too, KKL-JNF will take part in the virtual March of the Living programs.

One of the most moving aspects of the March of the Living is the opportunity for participants to place memorial plaques with personal messages on the train tracks at Birkenau.

The public is invited to participate and have their personal message virtually placed against the backdrop of the infamous train tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Individual plaques and messages can be placed via a dedicated minisite.

Read more about Jewish world leaders join March of The Living global memorial campaign ahead of Yom HaShoah.

 
KKL-JNF Remembers
Personal testimonies by Holocaust survivors to soldiers in the Forest. Photo: Tania Susskind
 
KKL-JNF commemorates the Holocaust in a number of ways, first and foremost by planting forests and groves that perpetuate the memory of communities, families and individuals who perished in the Holocaust.   KKL-JNF's Education Division holds many activities for youth in these forests, which are also the site of Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies.

KKL-JNF supports Holocaust research and educational projects including the Ghetto Fighters Museum and Massuah, the Institute for Holocaust Studies. In addition, KKL-JNF organizes tours for Holocaust survivors to sites in nature, with the support of its friends worldwide.

Martyrs Forest (Ya'ar Hakedoshim)

Martyrs Forest (Ya'ar Hakedoshim)

Martyrs Forest  in the Jerusalem hills is KKL JNF and B'nai B'rith International's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The six million trees planted here serve as eternal green memorial candles for the six million Jews who were murdered. Here you will find the Scrolls of Fire monument, Martyrs Cave and the Anne Frank Memorial.

Visit the Anne Frank Memorial

Visit the Anne Frank Memorial

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the public is invited to visit Martyrs' Forest, particularly the very moving Anne Frank Memorial Site, which was built by KKL-JNF about a year ago on the initiative and with the support of KKL-JNF Holland.
 

KKL-JNF Park at Ghetto Fighters Museum

KKL-JNF Park at Ghetto Fighters Museum

With the help of its friends from Germany, KKL-JNF created a park, picnic tables, pergolas and a walkway at the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, which is located near Nahariya in the north. The Ghetto Fighters House and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum is the first Holocaust museum in the world and also the first of its kind to be founded by Holocaust survivors.

Children's Bar and Bat Mitzvah Wall

Children's Bar and Bat Mitzvah Wall

At American Independence Park in the Judean Mountains, KKL-JNF created a special bar and bat mitzvah wall in the forest in recognition of bar mitzvah boys and bat mitzvah girls who adopted Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. On the wall, which is designed in the form of a Torah scroll, the names of the bar and bat mitzvahs are engraved next to the names of the children who perished in the Holocaust and did not live to reach bar or bat mitzvah age.

Children's Memorial in Ruhama Forest

Children's Memorial in Ruhama Forest

This speical forest grove in the western Negev's Ruhama Forest was planted in 2016 by Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors, in memory of the one and a half million Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust.

Honoring Zakarpatia-Transkarpathia Jewry in Ben Shemen Forest

Honoring Zakarpatia-Transkarpathia Jewry in Ben Shemen Forest

KKL-JNF and the World Organization of Zakarpatia-Transkarpathia Jewry created a memorial site in memory of the 100,000 Jews from that region who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The site lists the names of 300 villages and the number of Jews who lived in them.

Outings in Nature for Holocaust Survivors

Outings in Nature for Holocaust Survivors

In cooperation with other organizations, KKL-JNF organizes outings to nature for Holocaust survivors throughout Israel. These trips connect participants to the country's beautiful landscapes, they learn about KKL-JNF's various projects and the fresh air gives them a sense of relief and reprieve