Illuminate

Honoring Victims of the Holocaust

942,191 remembered

Remember One of the Six Million

Get a name

You will be entrusted with the name of one victim of the Holocaust

Light a candle

You will be able to light a virtual memorial candle in their memory

Join our community

Share words, view other candles and continue to honor your victim in the future

Roman Vishniac. Children seeking light and air outside their basement home, Krochmalna Street, Warsaw, ca. 1935-38 © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

Foundations of Illuminate

Names

There is a whole world in a name, from the identification of a self, to the mark of a family, to the imprint of a soul...

Light

Lighting candles in the Jewish tradition is both ritual and metaphor. It is a symbol of life, a means to mark the transition in time from the profane to the sacred...

Memory

Understanding, remembering, and honoring the past is essential in Jewish tradition. Memory is individual, familial and communal...