Today, we commemorate the memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and the bravery of all those who stood up against Nazi barbarism. This year, the IDF put together a special social media project, using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. From all around the world, people sent the IDF social media team pictures of survivors and their descendants from all across the world, with the hashtag #WeAreHere.
We gathered all the pictures sent to us, which included the survivors’ names, ages, and places of residence. We then created an index of all of the photos, and built an interactive map according to location. With this map, we commemorate those who were lost, and produce a dynamic memorial to those who remain across the globe.
View #WeAreHere: Interactive Worldwide Map of Holocaust Survivors in a larger map
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) April 27, 2014