RememberThe Yom

April 17, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The RememberTheYom team of Robyn Pakula and photographer Larnce Gold has teamed up again to create another powerful image for Yom Hashoah 2019.

Photo:Larnce Gold


On March 24th over 120 survivor family, friends and 80-yr-old survivor Sam Goldman, 80, gathered at Sydney’s Diamond Bay Reserve to create a powerful image in honour of Yom HaShoah.



The goal was to make a seated formation of a Chai. Everyone was asked to wear white. The was a recital of the beautiful song ‘Ani Ma’amin’ which was originally composed by a Rabbi in a train on his way to the camps. Only a handful of locals were present to witness this one-off performance including another survivor, Eva Streichler, 85 who thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

‘As the years go by and survivors are passing-on, second and third generation of survivors are realising how important it is to continue the memory’, says Robyn Pakula, co-founder of RememberTheYom. ‘We aim to create dialogue. A great image is our way of getting people to talk about the Holocaust in a positive meaningful way.’

‘The overwhelming feedback after previous years from those who engaged in the creation of the image was that it was an extremely powerful and moving experience and helped them to connect with their emotions and to take a moment to remember what their parents or grandparents went through many years previously and how lucky we are now to be living in such a beautiful country and area such as Sydney, says Gold.

In 2019, Yom Hashoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day) falls on the 1st May.

RememberTheYom is a project created to help remember & honour Yom Hashoah, ‘Holocaust Remembrance Day’ and to inspire and encourage others to create a meaningful and relevant dialogue to help them process and engage in remembering the day.

Please help in joining us to like, upload, repost and share these images and hashtag #remembertheyom to your Instagram accounts and Facebook page.

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