We, the surviving victims of the Holocaust, bequeath to you, our
legacy born of suffering, pain dehumanization, and the loss of our
loved ones, in hopes that from this depth of darkness a new light
will emerge in your world: a light of hope, of peace, of tolerance,
and of understanding.
We, who are the last witnesses of the evil that was the Holocaust,
implore you, the new generations, and through you, the entire civilized
world, to erase all prejudices dividing nations, communities, cultures
and religions, so that your children and your children's children
could live out their lives and fulfill their hopes and their dreams
without fear of persecution of any kind.
We pass to you the symbolic torch that carries the flame of responsibility
and of obligation for vouch saving integrity, justice, reverence
for life and human dignity for all men, women, and children of the
This is our legacy and a fitting fulfillment for the meaning of
Helen N. Fagin (pictured to the right with the Goldie Feldman Academy Chorus)