On the 8th of April, B’nai B’rith International marked Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, with global commemoration ceremonies, both in person and virtual, including a unique event on Clubhouse with young leaders from around the world.
BBE attended its annual observance of the “Unto Every Person There Is A Name” program to honor Holocaust victims by reading their names and where and when they were born and died. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held virtually through Zoom, as it was last year.
B’nai B’rith CEO, Daniel S. Mariaschin, opened the ceremony and introduced this year’s theme: “Until the Very Last Jew,” focused on 1941 and the Eighty Years Since the Onset of Mass Annihilation. Leaders representing communities and college campuses around the world joined the virtual ceremony. The reading began with Mostyn reading the poem “Unto Every Person There is a Name” by Israeli poet Zelda. President Serge Dahan and six other readers honored the memory of victims by reciting their names, birth places, ages and places of death. The reading concluded with the Mourner’s Kaddish. President of BBI, Charles Kaufman offered closing remarks.
Recording available here
Credits: B’nai B’rith International