The marches were birthed in Tübingen, Germany by Jobst Bitner, a theologian and activist, as a German-Christian response to the Holocaust. The marches have grown to a worldwide movement led by Christian leaders and universities partnering with the Jewish community.
The march will be on the SMU campus concluding with a short remembrance ceremony on the lawn.
The March of Remembrance supports the March of Life in the United States. It honors the Holocaust survivors and let their voices be heard and their story told. The purpose of the March is to educate a generation that is often unaware of the reality of the horrors of the Holocaust and to remember those who were lost.
Consulate General of Israel in Houston
Asst. Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League
Regional Director, AJC
I attended the March of Remembrance 2018 on the campus of A&M. We were visiting with Ruth Steinfeld, the speaker and a child Holocaust survivor, in the VIP room prior to the start of the ceremony. A young couple from Germany walked into the room. Their grandparents had served with the Nazis . They made their way over to where Ruth and I were standing. I asked who they were, at that moment, they addressed Ruth and asked her forgiveness for the atrocities she endured at the hand of their forefathers. Ruth forgave them and we all began to weep, and embrace one another. It was such a moving discourse to witness this healing of two families first hand! It was wonderful to see God's hand in reconciliation generations later. There was so much love, hope, and faith experienced during this emotional demonstration of the Power of Forgiveness 🙏💙😢