Gidon was absolutely everywhere here in Israel on Yom HaShoah. The evening before Yom HaShoah, Gidon spoke to over 1,000 people at an event in Tel Aviv sponsored by the amazing Adopt-a-Safta.
The following day, we went to a moving ceremony at Beit Theresienstadt, a museum at Kibbutz Givat Chaim Ihud that was built by survivors of Theresienstadt. Check out their website, it's really interesting. There, Gidon and five other survivors from the camp were honored and met the ambassadors of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. When the siren started at 10am, which is when all of Israel stops and bows our heads for two minutes, Gidon uploaded a Tiktok that started a viral hashtag duet trend,
Then we headed to the IAF (Israeli Air Force) where Gidon gave a presentation to officers and pilots (we were not allowed to photograph that event for obvious reasons!) and then if that weren't enough, we went to the private residence of the British Ambassador to Israel where Gidon again told the story of his life and was honored. It was a long and emotional day. I lost track of the number of articles, and broadcast appearances Gidon has put in over the past few weeks, culminating with Yom HaShoah. Here are a couple of standouts: The Telegraph, Kan 11 (in Hebrew).
I am so proud and in awe of Gidon for reaching into his depths of strength and perseverance as he tells his story and touches so many lives.
In the memory of the six million, I am humbled to have facilitated these remembrances. It will never be enough but we must try.