We Will Remember Them

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January will mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Later in the year, further commemorations will remember the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British troops in April 1945.

“This year may be the last significant anniversary of the Holocaust we will share with our beloved survivors,”  shared Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust (UK)

“This year is a seminal year for Holocaust remembrance and education, full of challenges and opportunities. In just a few weeks, we will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the largest single killing site of the Holocaust, Auschwitz-Birkenau, where over a million Jewish men, women and children were murdered. I will stand together with Holocaust survivors from across the globe at Auschwitz and remember those whose lives were cut short.”

Holocaust Survivor Susan Pollack, who was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945 said: “If it wasn’t for that British soldier who picked me up and saved me, I wouldn’t be here today. On liberation, I was virtually a corpse, unable to walk, and would soon have died.

“It is our duty to tell others this story. After being liberated, I thought to myself, health permitting, that I will teach in schools. That I will share my story because others can’t. That is the commitment I made when I was liberated from Bergen-Belsen.”

Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe said, “Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.” 

With your help, Your People My People supports Holocaust Survivors who are living in Israel.  Working together with Helping Hand Coalition (HHC), we have been able to bring support and hope to many of these Survivors.  In February, we will be visiting in person and have the opportunity to bless a group of Survivors at the Ceasarea House.

Luke Gasiorowski, Executive Director of Helping Hand Coalition shared, “It has been a privilege to continue to provide humanitarian aid to thousands of elderly Holocaust Survivors in so many cities all over Israel, as well as reaching them through the social events, gatherings and music events that we were able to organize.

“As more and more Holocaust survivors are passing away each year, loneliness is one of the struggles they experience and these social gatherings bring hope and companionship to their lives!

“It has also been amazing to see the new HHC Caesarea Activities House, which was renovated in 2018, to have hosted and brought such joy to over 2,500 elderly!

“Now, as we enter 2020, our hearts burn with the desire to bring more love and care to those suffering in Israel. With your support, we will provide meals and care for thousands of Holocaust survivors.”

HHC provided meals, care, transportation, music concerts & entertainment as well as other activities for over 15,000 Holocaust survivors & WWII veterans. throughout Israel.
HHC provided half a million shekels in food vouchers to Holocaust survivors
and families in need.
HHC provided over 7,000 reading, prescription and sunglasses.
HHC provided over 3,000 walkers, canes, crutches, wheel chairs and
other mobility aid devices.
HHC provided 800,000 shekels of dental procedures to
Holocaust survivors in 19 cities in Israel.

If you would like to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation by supporting Holocaust Survivors living in Israel, please DONATE HERE and note your gift is for Holocaust Survivors.