A video of a virtual children’s choir to mark Yom HaShoah has garnered over 540,000 views on social media in the last week.
More than 50 children sent in clips to Yom HaShoah UK, including the soloist Ellie Harris, of Hertsmere Jewish Primary school, who was featured prominently in the video. Singer songwriter Stephen Melzack produced the compilation, which was broadcast during the ceremony.
Neil Martin, chair of Yom HaShoah UK, says the group aims to reach 1.5 million views in honour of the number of children murdered under the Nazi regime.
He said: “This year to mark the 75th anniversary we had more school choirs signed up to take part in a physical Yom HaShoah ceremony than ever before.
“Whilst there was much disappointment we couldn’t hold a stadium event this year, we knew that a virtual ceremony presented us with several opportunities to reach an even wider audience, but with Passover fast upon us, time was of the essence.
“The children wanted survivors to know that no matter what, they will always remember on Yom HaShoah, but through this unique set of circumstances, their singing has now carried the message of ‘Never Again’ to over half a million people thus far.”
PLEASE HELP US SHARE THIS ACROSS THE WORLD… The Yom HaShoah UK ‘VIRTUAL’ Children’s Choir.In April 2020, the UK Jewish Community was preparing to remember on Yom HaShoah and mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. Due to coronavirus all plans were sadly abandoned as communities across the world were placed in lockdown. Stuck at home in isolation, the children of our community would not be silenced… they wanted Holocaust Survivors to know that no matter what they will always remember on Yom HaShoah. #NeverAgain#YomHaShoahThe Board of Deputies of British JewsThe Jewish Leadership CouncilWorld Jewish ReliefAJR – The Association of Jewish RefugeesYad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, JerusalemHolocaust Memorial Day TrustHolocaust Educational Trust (UK)International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRAJW3JLGBMaccabi GBChief Rabbi MirvisRabbi SacksUnited SynagogueThe Jewish NewsThe Jewish ChronicleJewish TelegraphWohl Ilford Jewish Primary SchoolHertsmere Jewish Primary SchoolSinai Jewish Primary SchoolLaura PradelskaLuciana BergerMaurice HelfgottRachel RileyAshley BlakerBenjamin FingerhutCarol HartOliver DowdenEllie PendredYoni Jesner FoundationDeborah HarrisInternational March of the LivingJewish CareLauren Lethbridge UjsLuke LevineMarch of the Living UKMarie van der ZylMartin BerlinerRichard HermanThe #iwill campaignYouth United FoundationNeil Stuart Martin
פורסם על ידי Yom HaShoah UK ב- יום שלישי, 21 באפריל 2020