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#WeRemember: UK community joins global initiative to recall the Holocaust

Jewish News this week joins forces with the World Jewish Congress for a global social media initiative to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

  • Karen Pollock, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust
    Karen Pollock, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust
  • Richard Ferrer, Jewish News Editor
    Richard Ferrer, Jewish News Editor
  • Nick Ferrari
    Nick Ferrari
  • Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council
    Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council
  • Maajid Nawz
    Maajid Nawz
  • Rabbi David Rosen, Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland
    Rabbi David Rosen, Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland
  • Yosef Gorvin, Holocaust Survivor
    Yosef Gorvin, Holocaust Survivor
  • Sir Eric Pickles MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
    Sir Eric Pickles MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • Oliver Dowden MP
    Oliver Dowden MP
  • Tamara Cohen, Tamara Cohen, Sky News political correspondent
    Tamara Cohen, Tamara Cohen, Sky News political correspondent
  • World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder
    World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder
  • Dani Dayan, Consul of Israel in New York
    Dani Dayan, Consul of Israel in New York
  • Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv Mayor
    Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv Mayor
  • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
  • Sajid Javid
    Sajid Javid
  • Gillian Merron, Board of Deputies CEO
    Gillian Merron, Board of Deputies CEO
  • Arsen Ostrovsky International Lawyer
    Arsen Ostrovsky International Lawyer
  • Gabriel Rosenberg & Isaac Bachman, Israel's Ambassador to Sweden
    Gabriel Rosenberg & Isaac Bachman, Israel's Ambassador to Sweden
  • MK Yair Lapid
    MK Yair Lapid
  • Secretary General of the European Parliament Klaus Welle
    Secretary General of the European Parliament Klaus Welle
  • Hocine Drouiche, imam of Nîmes in France
    Hocine Drouiche, imam of Nîmes in France
  • Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman
    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

The WJC’s campaign is simple: asking participants worldwide to photograph themselves with a sign that reads “We Remember,” in their own language, and to upload their image onto social media using the hashtag #WeRemember.

The response has been overwhelming with more than 200,000 people taking part so far, either individually or in group pictures, from every continent and in dozens of languages – with many more to come ahead of tomorrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day. And this week the Auschwitz museum projected the campaign’s images on the grounds of the infamous camp.

WJC chief Robert Singer said: “Anti-Semitism is more prevalent today than any time since 1945. That’s why we all must declare, together, that we remember.”

Among those featured:

 

  • Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s President
  • Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
  • Luciana Berger, Labour MP
  • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
  • Sajid Javid, Conservative MP
  • Karen Pollock, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust
  • Simon Johnson, Chief Executive, Jewish Leadership Council
  • Nick Ferrari, TV and radio presenter
  • Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism
  • Jonathan Arkush, President, Board of Deputies
  • Robert Singer, Chief Executive, World Jewish Congress
  • Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
  • Maajid Nawaz, Founder Quilliam Foundation
  • Ronald Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
  • Dr Ruth Westheimer
  • Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defence Minister
  • Moran Atias, Israeli actress and TV producer
  • Dani Dayan, Consul of Israel, New York
  • Richard Ferrer, Jewish News Editor
  • Isaac Bachman, Israel’s Ambassador to Sweden
  • Eliot Engel, US Congressman
  • Lithuanian Embassy in Tel Aviv
  • Gillian Merron, Chief Executive, Board of Deputies
  • Arsen Ostrovsky, International lawyer
  • Ditmir Bushati, Albanian Foreign Minister
  • Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews
  • Didier Reynders, Belgian Foreign Minister
  • Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv Mayor
  • US Senator, Chuck Schumer
  • Hocine Drouiche, Imam, Nîmes, France
  • Tamara Cohen, Sky News political correspondent
  • Klaus Welle, Secretary General of the European Parliament
  • Charlotte Knobloch, WJC Holocaust Memory Commisioner
  • Jan Jambon, Belgian Interior Minister
  • Yosef Gorvin, Holocaust survivor
  • Oliver Dowden, Conservative MP
  • Jerrold Nadler, US Congressman
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