For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the country’s EJC affiliate has launched a Spanish-language social media campaign.
The campaign, entitled #SeLuzenlaOscuridad (Be light in the darkness), will be launched together with the Amical de Mauthausen association on January 27, 2021.
“With the health restrictions in place due to covid-19 pandemic preventing face-to-face events from being held this year. By taking part in the #SeLuzenlaOscuridad campaign, we can still show our commitment to Holocaust remembrance,” read a statement by the FCJE.
The campaign calls on all those wishing to participate to upload a photo or short video with this hashtag on social media and to “tell the story of those who can no longer tell it in the first person, so that each one of becomes a light in the darkness of the most terrible chapter in Europe’s history”.
The FCJE also paid tribute to Holocaust survivors Isaac Revah and Annette Cabelli, who recently passed away having fulfilled their wish to become Spanish citizens through the Law of 24 June 2015, regarding the granting of Spanish citizenship to Sephardic Jews originating from Spain.