Wednesday April 7 (Erev) - Thursday April 8
Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19
April 7 at 7 pm
Presented by The Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience, Rutgers University, International March of the Living and Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, in cooperation with the USC Shoah Foundation. The active participation of the medical community – those who took an oath to “first, do no harm,” – in the labeling, persecution, and mass murder of millions of those deemed unfit, represents one of the darkest periods not only in the history of medicine, but in the history of humankind. Yet, even in the darkest times, one can always find the light. Stories of physicians who remained dedicated to healing and saving lives prove that the power and privilege of medicine can be an inspiration to us all.
2021 International March of the Living Commemoration and Ceremony Yom HaShoah
Thursday April 8 at 10 am
Join the International March of the Living for a Virtual Commemoration and online memorial ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day led by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Holocaust survivors, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog, KKL Chair Avraham Duvdevani and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.
Among the Holocaust survivors participating are those who survived due to the selfless acts of medical professionals. Participants in the Virtual March from across the globe were filmed using innovative 3D technology so they appear to be marching along the traditional March of the Living route at Auschwitz – Birkenau.
As a tribute to the medical professionals who risked their lives during the Holocaust, numerous medical associations around the globe, including the World Health Organization, as well as those on the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 will participate in the Virtual March. Among those marching will be doctors, nurses and paramedics, officers and soldiers from the IDF Medical Corps and Home Front Command.
Also marching will be Israel’s Coronavirus Commissioner Prof. Nachman Ash, second generation to doctors during the Holocaust who is Page 4 of 6today leading physicians on Israel's medical front against Covid-19, Prof. Idit Matot, Director of Anesthesia in Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital and Galia Rahav Head of the Infectious Disease Unit and Laboratories at Sheba Medical Center, plus Magen David Adom Director
General Eli Beer and Haim Freund, CEO of Ezer Mitzion who will march with his mother, Holocaust survivor Tzipora Freund. The Virtual March will premiere Thursday April 8th on Israel media at 3:00PM IRL, followed by the global broadcast at at 10:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM CET / 5:00pm IRL
2021 Cross-Canda Virtual Yom Hashoah
Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm
Join Jewish communities across Canada on Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 PM EST to commemorate Yom Hashoah 2021, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a nation, we will once again come together virtually, to honour the victims of the Shoah and pay tribute to Canada’s diverse community of Holocaust survivors. The program will include special guests from the east to the west, poignant readings and survivor testimony, providing us with continued strength as Canadians during these unprecedented times.
Conversation with Major General (Ret.) Amir Eshel
Thursday, April 7 at 8 pm
• Defense Ministry Director General
• Former Commander of the Israel Air Force
• Leader of the IAF's Dramatic Auschwitz Flyover
"We pilots of the Air Force, flying in the skies above the camp of horrors, arose from the ashes of the millions of victims and shoulder their silent cries, salute their courage and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people and its nation, Israel"— MAJOR GEN. AMIR ESHEL
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