Every year, at the Annual Gathering of Remembrance, the Museum brings thousands of New Yorkers together to say with one collective voice: we will never forget. Delivered by a city with one of the world’s largest communities of Holocaust survivors, the tribute has power that echoes across generations.
The 2021 virtual gathering in observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) was held April 11, 2021. The program features music, remarks from Holocaust survivors and young people, and a candle-lighting ceremony. The program also features reflections from Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer; Elisha Wiesel, son of the late Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel; Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust survivor and Museum Trustee; and other public figures. Event co-chairs: Alyssa Greengrass, Rita Lerner, Ann Oster, Alissa Rozen, and Seth Weisleder.
Together, we honor the memory of those who perished at the hands of evil and pay tribute to those who survived and have made a better world for us all.