"Take heed... lest you forget the things your eyes have seen... and tell them to your children, and their children after them"
The survivors of the Holocaust carried – and still bear – the weight of memory upon their shoulders. The presence of these eye-witnesses in our society, those who saw and experienced the events, provides this memory with an ethical power. The survivors are the very backbone of Shoah commemoration in the State of Israel and abroad. They were the first to document the years of terror, and continue to relate their painful memories today. In their daily activities, their social volunteerism and their creative endeavors, each in his or her own way, the survivors honor the victims and strive to safeguard their memory and their legacy for the coming generations.