United Nation Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27 January
Updated: Aug 5, 2019
On 27 January 2019, Emma Jaffa and Becky Abramovich, two participants from the 2018 Student program, took part in the United Nations' International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Melbourne, held at the Glen Eira Town Hall.
In her speech, Emma recounted on her MOTL experience, marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah alongside 15,000 Jews while singing Hatikvah.
The speech was followed by a performance of the Hebrew song, Arim Roshi, by Emma and Becky. They explained the significance of the song as being 'close to their hearts'. The last time the girls sang this song together was on MOTL 2018, when they sung it at the Yom HaZikaron commemoration to honour Israel's fallen.