What is March of Remembrance?
The March of Remembrance is a prayer walk held annually in remembrance of the Shoah (Holocaust) and has become a connecting point for people everywhere who wish to observe Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) in their local communities through public prayer and memorial events.
We want to keep the lessons of the Holocaust alive and remembered.
We are volunteers who provide resources for others to plan special memorial events in their localities for creating a public platform for Shoah survivors and their descendants to give testimony to the next generations.
March of Remembrance is the American sister of the global March of Life movement which began in Germany (2007) and has engaged hundreds of cities and churches for national campaigns of public prayer & remembrance across The USA, Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, France, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Belarus, Columbia, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and the Philippines
How did it Start?
The March of Life began when children of Nazi perpetrators received a word during a prayer meeting about the silence of their fathers. Led by Pastor Jobst Bittner & TOS Church of Tubingen Germany in late 2006, they began organizing prayer marches along the paths of former death marches; uniting Christians for national campaigns in West & East Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, & Hungary to stand against the anti-Semitism of their fathers, and to break the silent indifference towards Jews in these respective nations today.
In 2009, the first annual March of Remembrance was held in Dallas TX and it has since become a connecting point for people in cities of the USA who wish to observe Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) with public prayer walks, and provide a platform for Holocaust survivors and their families to give public testimonies.
The Israeli Knesset & Helping Hand Coalition recognized the March of Life and March of Remembrance in November 2011 and in February 2015 with a “Friend of Israel” award.
In 2018, March of Remembrance celebrated modern Israel’s 70th birthday with March of the Nations up to Jerusalem!
A Brief Timeline
March of Life goes across Germany from Bisingen to Dachua with 300 children of Nazis; Holocaust survivors leading the way
Thousands of Germans take to the streets from Buchenwald to Berlin, in a national campaign of standing with Israel in the former East German Republic
March of Remembrance launches in 8 cities of the USA
March of Remembrance is held in front of Congress and in 25 cities of the USA. March of Life unites more than 300 Churches to pray in 18 cities of Ukraine over 3 days
March of Remembrance expands to 45 cities of the USA, The Philippines, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru. March of Life networks churches of Lithuania for a national campaign held in 8 cities. Both March of Life and March of Remembrance receive the
“Friend of Israel” award from the Israeli Knesset
The first annual Van Zandt County MoR is held on May 1.
2012 - March of Remembrance expands to 52 cities. March of Life holds a national campaign that covers Poland, visiting every major death camp
March of Remembrance expands to 60+ cities, with 2,500 and saints of Houston Texas holding marches in 7 suburbs around the city. Pastor BIttner’s book “Breaking the Veil of Silence” is released in German, English, and Polish.
March of Life goes to Linz, Austria, the hometown of Adolph Hitler and marches to Mauthausen-Gusen camps. March of Remembrance and March of Life joined March of The Living as 25,000 filled the streets of Budapest, Hungary
March of Remembrance, March of Life, March of the Living, World Jewish Congress, & Helping Hand Coalition combined for the March of the Nations up to Jerusalem for Israel’s 70th Anniversary as a modern state.
Join a March of Remembrance in a city in your region on April 28th!