I Am Your Protector will commemorate the International Holocaust Day with an Interfaith ceremony honoring outstanding people during the Holocaust who were protectors, often risking their own lives to save the “other”, in particular, Muslim Protectors, often unknown.
The Ceremonies will he held on January, 27th 2016 in various cities:
– New York
An Interfaith ceremony with Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Jehuda Sarna followed by a theatre performance by the Living Theater reenacting testimonies of protectors during the Holocaust and an interfaith candle lighting.
An Interfaith ceremony with Johanna Neumann, Holocaust survivor
saved by Muslims hosted in a mosque followed by the reading of testimonies of protectors during the Holocaust and an interfaith candle lighting with a Rabbi and Imam.
An Interfaith ceremony in the streets on Geneva with Hafid Ouardiri and François Garaï followed by the reading of testimonies of protectors during the Holocaust and an interfaith candle lighting with the Rabbi, Imam and Priest.
Tirana, capital of Albania the only European country who had more Jews after the Holocaust than before, will host a photo exhibition of Protectors during the Holocaust.
Descendants of protectors will share the family stories of their parents who risked their lives to protect Jews.
Speech of Prince Zog, family member of King Zog 1st who ruled Albania saved thousands of Jews during the second world war.
it is somewhat strange that I received this invitation at the very moment I was going to post a very moving video found on my father’s page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kikarashabat/videos/1130539573637137/
And of course with these came quite a few other videos showing that beyond political differences and beyond the Israeli government’s blind policy towards the illegal settlements which we, diaspora Jews from JCall and JStreet deeply deplore, there is a human reality we also have to acknowledge and be grateful for.