The annual march held by Aviv for Holocaust Survivors is aimed at showing solidarity with Holocaust survivors, remember the heroes who survived, lend them a hand, and raise awareness of their rights
The march will begin with a ceremony at Habimah Square featuring Rabbi Shai Piron, Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Mehereta Baruch-Ron, Holocaust survivor Daniel Shmukler, and singer Shai Gabso.
The march will be broadcast live through youtube
This year, Aviv for Holocaust Survivors will again hold its annual March for the Living (April 11, 5 PM) in Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Holocaust survivors, remember those who survived the inferno and are still living among us, extend to them a helping hand, and assist them in every way. The march will kick off with a ceremony at the Habimah Plaza, which will be led by Master of Ceremonies Uri Gottlieb, the actor who has served as MC five times in the past. Speakers will include Rabbi Shai Piron, Atty. Aviva Silberman, the founder and executive director of the NGO, Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Mehereta Baruch-Ron, and Holocaust survivor Daniel Shmukler. Singer Shai Gabso will perform two of his songs. At the end of the ceremony, the hundreds of expected participants, young and old, will march along Rothschild Boulevard hand in hand with Holocaust survivors.
The march will be broadcast live through youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-BqIE0w9Ek
Atty. Aviva Silberman, the founder and executive director of the Aviv for Holocaust Survivors: “About 200,000 Holocaust survivors are still with us, heroes who survived the worst the human mind can imagine. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, all of us commune with the memory of those who died in the Shoah, while on the eve of that day Aviv for Holocaust Survivors invites you to march hand in hand with Holocaust survivors in our March for the Living to show solidarity, lend them a helping hand, and assist them in every way possible. This is the time to come to their aid!”
This week, Aviv for Holocaust Survivors launched its campaign “Sourcing Survivors,” a unique attempt to identify Holocaust survivors who have not yet realized their rights in conjunction with the crowdfunding site Mimoona. The public is called on to go to the campaign page at mimoona.co.il or google “sourcing Holocaust survivors at Mimoona” and refer survivors to Aviv for free, professional help in realizing their rights and benefits in Israel and from the world.
Aviv for Holocaust Survivors is a nonprofit association that specializes in realizing Holocaust survivors’ rights and benefits to which they are legally entitled, absolutely free of charge. These benefits can mean the difference between a life in poverty and a life of dignity and physical wellbeing. Aviv helps Holocaust survivors by providing them with attorneys who specialize in survivors’ rights, staffing a hotline 24/7, maintaining Rights Sites – Holocaust survivors’ consultation centers – in conjunction with local government, and making help available to survivors in their homes. Aviv also provides professional training to office-holders who come into contact with survivors so that they, too, can help identifying those in need of help. All of the NGO’s services are provided free of charge. Over the last ten years, Aviv has helped more than 60,000 survivors realize their benefits and receive pensions worth a total of over NIS 350 million. For assistance or to give a donation, contact Aviv through www.avivshoa.co.il or call 072-242-4404.
Photo Omri Gal