Israel is the greatest living memorial to the 6 million Jews slaughtered at the hands of German National Socialism.
The event will be held on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memorial day in honor of the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. This year will also mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet Army and Allied troops in 1945.
The organizer behind the project is Jonny Daniels, the Israeli Founder and Executive Director of From the Depths, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and “connecting the Jewish past with the Jewish future.”
Asked why not wait another year for the 70th Anniversary to hold such a symbolic commemoration, Daniels says, “There is never the right time to hold an event like this,” adding “there is no shortage of symbolic events that happened over the years, that any given day is a special anniversary.”