About Us

To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time
Elie Wiesel, "Night"

Our vision is to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.

The number of survivors are unfortunately aging rapidly, while the voice of the Holocaust deniers is growing stronger.

Our mission is to instill a family tradition of remembering the perished.

The tradition of a family gathering at home and lighting a personal candle in memory of family members or others who perished in the Shoah ensures that the voice of the Holocaust will continue to be heard and retain meaning for generations to come.  Just as each year we light a Menorah on Chanukah and read the Haggada on Passover, we will light personal memorial candles on every Yom HaShoah.

How can this be accomplished?

The Israeli Ministry of Education’s partnership in distributing candles in 2016 to 500,000 students and in 2017 to 800,000 students throughout Israel enabled this tradition to take off at full speed.

We are committed to:

  • Provide access to quality personal memorial candles prior to Erev Yom HaShoah, every year.
  • Substantially increase the number of perished remembered each year, until reaching our goal of “A candle for Every Name”.
  • Encourage the Jewish nation, especially the younger generation, to light these candles with their family, every year.
Our Partners
Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Foundation
The Jaffa Institute

Thanks

Thank you to all the organization’s (Our6Million.org) members, volunteers & schools for your support in contributing to the success of this tradition, especially during the first years.

Thank you to photographer Melina Bromiguer for the photos.

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