“I wanted to see my mother once more and I had brought her my bread ration. In fact, we managed to exchange a few words. But I couldn’t give her my bread. She gave me her ration instead. It was the last time I saw my mother.”

Gabor Hirsch was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz at the age of 15. He survived. But his mother Ella didn’t – she was 48 years old when she was killed. Today, Gabor lives in Switzerland and he recently turned 90.

With each passing year, the number of Holocaust survivors left to bear witness diminishes. It’s up to all of us to help preserve their memory and honor those who perished.

Join the #WeRemember Campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Write “We Remember” on a piece of paper. Take a photo holding your sign. Share your photo. Together, we can ensure that the past is never forgotten. Learn more at wjc.org/weremember

Photos: Courtesy of Gamaraal Foundation