ADI Jerusalem Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

As Jews, people with disabilities and people dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with disabilities, Holocaust Remembrance Day carries special meaning for students, residents, staff and volunteers at ADI Jerusalem.

Beginning September 1939 and continuing through the end of World War II in 1945, the Nazi Germany regime instituted Action T4, a campaign of elimination aimed at people with physical or intellectual disabilities. In addition to the six million Jews horrendously murdered during the Holocaust, over 250,000 people categorized as “unworthy of life” and “useless to society” were executed by German physicians through a process referred to as “involuntary euthanasia.”

ADI Jerusalem, dedicated to acceptance, inclusion and promotion of maximal levels of independence for people with disabilities, paid homage to these victims with a solemn ceremony including lighting of memorial candles and accessible activities meaningful to all participants.

ADI students used adapted switches to light electric candles and expressed their feelings via alternative communication systems.

Every individual is a unique being who impacts and enriches society in their own way. At ADI, we seek to identify, promote and enhance the potential of every person regardless of their level of ability and enable them to live quality lives and make their own maximum contribution to society.

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