Over one-and-a-half million Jewish children died in the Holocaust, an unbearable truth beyond human understanding. It will remain a perpetual grief in the heart of humanity. At best, there are only fragmentary records of these young lives. Much of the information about these children comes from the memories of those who survived, or escaped. But some are never remembered at all.
Ben will become B'nai Mitzvah on June 1, 2013. In preparation for this rite of passage, he is participating in The Remember Us Project by taking on the responsibility of remembering a child of the Holocaust. Through this act , David Parasol– a name that once existed in a database of the lost– now becomes dear to Ben, his family and a community of living souls. David Parasol was only 3 years old when he died; by accepting the legacy of remembering, Ben will bring his name and history back into living memory. The good Ben does in David's name as he takes on adult responsibilities in the Jewish community, will become part of David's biography as well. This is a true testament to the strength and resilience of the Jewish people.
Both of Ben's maternal great-grandparents were Holocaust survivors, making this Mitzvah project personal and even more meaningful. Please champion him as he raises money to purchase and donate books about the Holocaust to the Mercer County Holocaust Genocide Center. Your contribution to this effort will not only give honor to David Parasol's life, but will also ensure that Ben becomes a guardian of his Jewish past, by raising awareness about the Holocaust and sharing it with a new generation. DONATE