Holocaust testimonies, survivors, and their descendants will gather, march and bear witness worldwide in over 150 cities and at King’s Harbor Waterfront Village (4630 Magnolia Cove Dr. in Kingwood, northeast Houston) on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m.. Unfortunately, the issues at the root of the Holocaust are alive and well today. If we fail to take a stand against injustice, any of us could end up as a target for persecution. It is a rare chance to hear primary source testimonies from survivors before they're gone. These survivors' testimonies give us hope during our present world virus and “shutdown." Their lives experienced the virus of antisemitism that murdered 6 million Jews. Bill Orlin, Holocaust survivor, will speak in Houston at King’s Harbor and share his riveting account of how he was spared from certain death and Hitler's Final Solution. His entire village was forced into a 50-mile march, suffering abusive humiliation along the way. On April 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. in Kingwood, the public is invited to remember the two-thirds of the European Jewry that were murdered and celebrate the lives of the one-third of the European Jewry who survived. Registration opens at 1 p.m. with pre-event music, school choirs, and dance and closing the services with a celebration of life. Holocaust survivors and their families will gather with local dignitaries and government leaders, Israeli Consul to the Southwest, Gilad Katz, University and lead educators, students, liberator descendants, and community leaders such as Doug Stringer of Somebody Cares America. Pastoral host, Frank Mazzapica of New Covenant Church in Humble, Texas. These two organizations along with neighborhood schools, churches and others, have mobilized to paint stones for the Upstander Stone Project. They will be bringing the stones upon completion, to the march location, which is their resting place at the Holocaust Garden of Hope.
In the face of increased violent antisemitic incidents over the past year, it is vital that we take a stand against prejudice, persecution, and indifference against any people group. The issues at the root of the Holocaust are widespread today. By failing to stand against injustice, our children could end up as a target for persecution.
The March in Kingwood will be 8/10 of a mile. All are invited. Free registration and parking, free t-shirts and family friendly social distancing.
For more information: 2 ½ min. Kingwood, TX. video https://youtu.be/PuCWwBYbWzE, 7-min. video on Holocaust history: https://youtu.be/uMbDu8P1skI, 3 min. video on how to host your own March: https://marchoflife.org/about-us/organize-a-march-of-life/. [Organizer's description]