This worldwide Holocaust memorial project is designed to perpetuate the memory of the Six Million – among them 1.5 million Jewish children – murdered while the world remained silent.
Every year during the Days of Remembrance, the BHEC participates by enlisting your participation in this special project.
Through the public recitation of the names of children who lost their lives during the Holocaust, we not only memorialize them, but help to restore their identity and dignity. Six Million is no longer an intangible figure, but a person with an identity to be remembered.
Hundreds of thousands of names will be spoken and remembered. It is a very simple idea that has had a profound effect on its participants.
How It Works
- The BHEC will provide you with a 2-paragraph explanation of the program to share with your group.
- The BHEC will provide you with a list of names of children who perished during the Holocaust. It also includes their date of birth, place of residence, place of death, date of death, and age. (NOTE: All information is not available for all names.)
- Each person will read one or several names. You are welcome to add names that are important to members of your group.
- We ask only that you conduct this program on:
Yom HaShaoh (Holocaust Remembrance Day): Thursday, May 2, 2019
During the Days of Remembrance: Wednesday, May 1 – Thursday May 2, 2019
If you are interested in participating, please contact the BHEC by Friday, April 19, 2019.
The BHEC will provide you with the password to the Yom HaShoah Name Reading Resource Page.