On April 8, 2021, here in Winnipeg and throughout the world, victims of Nazism will be remembered, and their names read aloud by Holocaust survivors, family members of Holocaust victims and prominent and private citizens.
For the past 28 years, The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Midwest Region has presented The Unto Every Person There Is A Name program in honour of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Manitoba Legislative building.
During this program, the names of Holocaust victims that are inscribed on the monument at the Manitoba Legislature are read aloud. These names are of individuals and families who perished in the Holocaust and of survivors who came to Manitoba. These people, their children and grandchildren have contributed greatly to every facet of life in our community and province.
Unfortunately, this year due to the Covid 19 restrictions we will not be able to gather at the Legislative Building to read the names together, but we would like to invite you to be part of this meaningful Program by reading some of the names of the Holocaust victims from your own location.
By personalizing the individual tragedy of Holocaust victims and survivors, this program seeks to defy the dangerous trends of indifference and ignorance that are ever-present in the world at large. It will also restore some dignity to those who were stripped of their identities and robbed of their lives.
Today more than ever we should remember and honour their memory.
We want to invite you to join us in a meaningful virtual commemoration in partnership with Westwood Collegiate to remember together on April 8th.
The virtual program (pre-recorded) will be available the whole day starting at 8:00 am (CDT).