We honor the Holocaust survivors and let their voices be heard and their story told. It is important in this time when, even in the face of the overwhelming documentation by the Nazis themselves of the reality of the Holocaust, there are so many who deny that the Holocaust even happen or claim that the reports were exaggerated. This is occurring not only in countries where there is a political agenda to do so, but in the U.S. as well.
The purpose of the march is to educate a generation that is many times unaware of the reality of the horrors of the Holocaust. Not only of the facts of what happened during that time, but also the attitudes and incendiary propaganda that preceded it which conditioned a nation of people to stand by and be silent while the atrocities were being committed.
We remember. Not only those who were lost in the Holocaust, but those who fought for freedom: the rescuers who risked their lives and hid Jews underground; the soldiers who fought and sacrificed in World War II; and the leaders who spoke out.
The march is a time of active learning. Participants hear the first hand experiences of those who lived through the horrors. It is not just reading a story in a book, it is understanding the reality of what happened. The march engages people and invites them to take action by marching. In the ongoing dynamic between a person’s thoughts , attitudes, and actions, marching against modern day anti-semitism is a strong statement and influence.
WHAT IT ISN'T
Political: The march is not a political statement or rally. There are divergent views within the body of Christ on earthly government. But we come in agreement that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is faithful and keeps his promises (Psalm 136.) We stand in support of the Jewish people and stand against anti-semitism. Signs or clothing that are aggressive towards any group of people are not in the spirit of this march and will not be allowed.
Publicity Stunt: The purpose of the march is to honor the survivors of the Holocaust. It is not a platform for publicity to promote an agenda by any person or organization. This is God’s march and it is for his honor and glory. The coopting of that by other parties will not be allowed.