Iton Gadol covered B’nai B’rith International’s global virtual program in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, held every year on January 27.
Read the article in Iton Gadol (in Spanish).
Every year, B’nai B’rith International organizes a global virtual program in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in memory of the six million Jews killed in the Shoah and the millions of other victims of Nazism.
This year’s program was dedicated to the need to listen directly to Holocaust survivors about their experiences during the Shoah, as well as the future of remembrance through virtual reality technology.
The CEO of B’nai B’rith, Daniel S. Mariaschin, gave an opening speech and first introduced the main speaker, Professor Ivan Lefkovits, a Holocaust survivor of Prešov, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Prof. Lefkovits shared his personal testimony, having survived the Nazi concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen.
Then, Kelley Szany, senior vice president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, addressed the future of Holocaust remembrance and the Museum’s efforts to ensure that the experiences of Holocaust survivors can live forever through interaction with future generations.