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Remembrance

The Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project

Commemoration and Activities

Names Recitation Ceremony, part of the "Unto Every Person There is a Name" initiative Names Recitation Ceremony, part of the "Unto Every Person There is a Name" initiative

Choose activities from the following list to commemorate the people who were murdered whose names you have collected during your campaign.

  • Create a unique memorial board or Yizkor book to place in your synagogue, community or organization with the names you have collected.
  • Hold a names recitation ceremony with the names you have collected during your campaign. For information about the annual Yom Hashoah names reading ceremony, see "Unto every person there is a name" on the Yad Vashem website.
  • You can make use of this short video and accompanying text to conduct a memorial names recitation ceremony. (To download the video click here.)
  • Consider incorporating the Song "Take My Name", by Juliet Spitzer. Lyrics based on "Each of Us Has a Name" by Zelda, dedicated to the children who were killed in the Shoah, from album Full Glory: Songs of hope, consolation and Joy. Juliet I.Spitzer BMI 1998
  • Search the Database for names of people from a particular region to read during a ceremony.
  • "Adopt" a community. Work to recover names of Jews from a specific area who were murdered in the Holocaust.
Expand your Holocaust knowledge using the Online Database:
  • Create your own family tree and find out how many people in your family were in the Holocaust. Dorotree, a Jewish genealogical software program, assists you in building a family tree and also allows you to submit Pages of Testimony straight from the program.
  • Click on the photos of the people on the Online Database of Shoah Victims' Names search page to learn about their lives. click "Advanced Search" to search for victims who have the same birth month as you, or the same first or last names.

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