“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness”
― Elie Wiesel

Today, while Auschwitz and a handful of other concentration camps have come to symbolize Nazi atrocities, little is known about the mass murders that occurred in modern day Ukraine. Jews from Ukraine were not sent to labor camps. Instead, many of them were placed in front of firing squads and systematically massacred. It is estimated, that there are over 1000 mass killing sites in Ukraine.
Under our MARS Program (Maintain, Aid, Restore, and Support) we commemorate tragic events that transpired across many Ukraine’s unknown killing sites.

Commemoration Meta Sequoia

   RememberUs.org is planting a metasequoia at the killing site

      To mark killing sites we plant metasequoia trees. These are amazing redwood trees – one of the oldest living species on Earth. Planting metasequoia trees in “blood lands” are as close as we can get to commemorating victims of genocide for eternity- these trees grow for over one thousand years, can withstand fires, and the story of rebirth of these trees has symbolic parallels to events in Jewish history. Our goal is to fill all places of Shoah atrocities with metasequoias.

Read about the story of rebirth and metasequoias. more...