‘Unto Every Person There Is A Name” 2024 Remembrance Ceremony

May 6, 2024 Atlanta Free
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B’nai B’rith International (Atlanta) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta are proud to present the “Unto Every Person There is a Name” 2024 Remembrance Ceremony this year, the 35th anniversary of this global Shoah Memorial Initiative.  This public recitation of names of Holocaust victims will be held around the world on Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day observed this year on Monday, May 6, 2024. This public recitation of names of Holocaust victims will be observed this year in Atlanta on Monday, May 6 at Feldman Hall at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (1440 Spring St., Atlanta 30309) and VIRTUALLY.

The Achim/Gate City (Atlanta) Lodge of B’nai B’rith International and JCRC of Atlanta invite you to join us and mark Holocaust Remembrance Day either at Feldman Hall or from your homes, offices, and schools. Help us to restore the memory of those murdered during the Holocaust by bringing “Unto Every Person There is a Name” to Atlanta through an in-person gathering at Feldman Hall or a Zoom virtual webinar on Monday, May 6th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am Live & Virtual at Feldman Hall and 11:30 am to 3:00 PM Virtual. We invite readers and attendees to register in advance: Registration Form – https://forms.gle/aS6ZbSBM5jgwwHn79

Participants read the names of Holocaust victims, along with their own loved ones’ names, where they were murdered, and their age at the time of death. Individuals who wish to participate as READERS of the names should indicate this on our online registration form, or contact Harry Lutz, program chair at harry.lutz.45@gmail.com or 678-485- 8179.  We will provide lists of names and you may also read the names of the family members you have lost.

The “Unto Every Person There is a Name” ceremony provides the opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust, six million Jews, among them one and a half million children as the names of victims are read aloud, they are remembered. The annual recitation of the names of victims is one way of posthumously restoring the victims’ names, of commemorating them as individuals. We seek in this manner to honor the memory of the victims, to grapple with the enormity of the murder, and to combat Holocaust denial and distortion.

Helen Scherrer-Diamond, Past President of Atlanta’s B’nai B’rith lodge, commented, “For many on these lists, it is the only time their name will be said aloud as their entire family was murdered or there is no one left to remember them. It is important that the Atlanta community join this global effort to memorialize the six million individuals we lost in the Holocaust.”

We are personally inviting you and your friends, family, and colleagues to attend in person, participate as a Reader, or just watch this important remembrance ceremony. We are asking local organizations to be Community Partners by publicizing the event to their email and social media networks. Please send us your preferred logo to enable us to recognize your organization in the promotion of the program and during the remembrance ceremony. You may email your logo to:  harry.lutz.45@gmail.com 

The project is coordinated by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in consultation with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and enjoys the official auspices of the President of the State of Israel, the Hon. Isaac Herzog. Coordinated by Yad Vashem through the efforts of four major Jewish organizations – B’nai B’rith International, Nativ, World Jewish Congress, and World Zionist Organization, “Unto Every Person There is a Name” sets time aside on Yom HaShoah for reading aloud names of the individual lives mercilessly taken by the Nazis. The readings are done in hundreds of Jewish communities around the world. In the U.S., this nationally observed program is organized by B’nai B’rith International, and in Atlanta, it is coordinated by the Achim/Gate City Lodge. The Central Theme for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024 is “A Lost World: The Destruction of the Jewish Communities”. More details at https://www.yadvashem.org/remembrance/archive/central-theme/lost-world.html. More information at https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance-day/index.asp and https://www.bnaibrith.org/our-focus/jewish-identity-culture/unto-every-person/.

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Thank you for your support of this important community remembrance event.

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Monday, May 6, 2024, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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