Join our #WeRemember Campaign

Join our #WeRemember Campaign

Dear Breuer,

The World Jewish Congress launched the #WeRemember Campaign five years ago with the goal of ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust would never be forgotten. From January 20-27, we’ll once again be taking to social media to remind the world why it is critical to educate and learn about this horrific tragedy and the hateful ideology that inspired it.

Through curated content designed for online audiences and our comprehensive resource, created in partnership with UNESCO, we will share indisputable facts about the Holocaust.

We’re counting on your community to join us.

Why is Holocaust Remembrance important in 2021?
Over the course of the past year, while confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in hateful, racist ideologies and false conspiracy myths—all too often scapegoating Jews and other minority groups. It can feel overwhelming for many. Even frightening.

The Holocaust—the genocide of 6 million Jews and the murder of millions of others—did not occur in a vacuum. It was the product of unchecked and unchallenged hatred and collective silence. With each passing year, the number of Holocaust survivors left to tell their story diminishes. It’s up to all of us to help preserve their memory and honor those who perished.

By learning from this tragic history, we can build a better future.

Join the #WeRemember Campaign
How can you and your community take part in the #WeRemember Campaign?

  • Post your photo to social media with the hashtag #WeRemember;
  • Share #WeRemember Campaign videos and images on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter;
  • Hold or attend an online or socially-distanced commemoration event;
  • Take a moment to learn about this history at
  • Listen to a survivor share their story;
  • Publicize this campaign as widely as you can, encourage high profile personalities in your community to participate, and ask those Jewish organizations affiliated with your community to join us.
Learn More
Join our online commemoration events
January 25
Join the World Jewish Congress, UNESCO, the Permanent Missions to UNESCO of the European Union, Austria, France, Germany, and the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) for an online event marking the opening in Paris of ‘Lest We Forget,’ the world’s largest photographic exhibition documenting survivors of the Holocaust. Click here on January 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

January 27
In past years there have been significant ceremonies commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on the anniversary at the site of the camp. But this year, because of the pandemic, there will be no one in Auschwitz-Birkenau on that day.

Instead, we will be holding a virtual commemoration, together with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Please join us for this online ceremony, which will include remarks from WJC President Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Director Piotr M.A. Cywiński, and a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and encourage others from your community to do so. Click here on January 27 at 9 a.m. EST.

2020 was a trying year for all of us, and we continue to experience the difficulties resulting from the pandemic, but hopefully things will improve as this year progresses. But even in these challenging times, we must continue our work to share the story of the Shoah, especially with younger generations, so please – once again – lend your personal support, and the support of your community, to this year’s #WeRemember Campaign.

Thank you.

Maram Stern
Executive Vice President

Join the #WeRemember Campaign