The IDF launched a new project charting the location of Holocaust survivors and their descendants, demonstrating the eternity of the Jewish People.
On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014, the Israel Defense Forces announced the launching of an interactive worldwide map charting survivors and their descendants. This initiative celebrates the bravery of the survivors while demonstrating that the Jewish people lives on forever.
As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his Yom HaShoah speech, “On this day, on behalf of the Jewish People, I say to all those who sought to destroy us, to all those who still seek to destroy us: you have failed and you will fail.”
The IDF blog stated: “We gathered all the pictures sent to us, which included the survivors’ names, ages, and places of residence, and then created an index of all of the photos, and built an interactive map according to location. With this map, we commemorate those who were lost, and produce a dynamic memorial to those who remain across the globe.”
We are here!