#MyPropertyStory

Behind Every Home, Business, and Keepsake, There Is a Story

This April, join WJRO for #MyPropertyStory, a month-long social media campaign to focus on survivors’ lives before the Holocaust and show how their homes, land, businesses, or personal possessions are important and powerful links to their past. 

Starting on Monday, April 1, we will launch the #MyPropertyStory campaign, sharing videos, photos, and statements on social media channels about life before and after the Holocaust to help shine a light on the injustice suffered by millions as the results of what was wrongfully taken from them during the Shoah and its aftermath.

This page has instructions on how you can participate by posting photos, content, videos or sending email. The campaign will culminate on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) on Tuesday, May 2 with a gallery of photos, videos, and postings on this webpage.

Please click on one of the icons below to see all of the #MyPropertyStory videos and share on your own page your choice:

Lilly Roth poses at an indoor table in her home in Hungary, 1925-1930. Courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Lilly Roth poses at an indoor table in her home in Hungary, 1925-1930.Courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Add your story today

How You Can Participate

Share On Social Media

Please like, share, follow, and link your posts to WJRO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to help expand the social network for this campaign. Use the hashtag #MyPropertyStory in your posts and tweets, tag @WJRORestitution, and also retweet other posts from the campaign.

Facebook  tag: @WJRORestitution

Instagram tag: wjrorestitution

Sample Photos

  1. Download the photo file.
  2. Upload the file to your social media account.
  3. Add a caption (next to the thumbnail file).
  4. Post (Remember to tag WJRO @WJRORestitution).
  5. Or, click on these links to post directly to your Facebook page.

Sample Videos – For posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  1. Download the video file.
  2. Upload the file to your social media account.
  3. Add a caption (next to the thumbnail file).
  4. Post (Remember to tag WJRO – @WJRORestitution).
  5. Click on the arrow in the upper right of the video screen for the option to share to the social media platform or your choice.

#Holocaust #Survivor Lea Evron will never give up her fight for #Justice. Please share her #MyPropertyStory to help raise awareness about the need to address the restitution of #Jewish private and communal property seized during the #Holocaust @WJRORestitution

In honor of Yom HaShoah, please share Greta Mares’s #MyPropertyStory, as she helps shine a light on the injustice suffered by millions as the result of what was wrongfully taken from them during the #Holocaust @WJRORestitution

#Holocaust #Survivor Yoram Sztykgold speaks about a binding chain that ties his story together. Please share Yoram’s #MyPropertyStory so we can help ensure that he sees a measure of justice and help him, and others secure what is rightfully theirs @WJRORestitution

How Your Organization Can Get Involved

Spread the Word with Email

We appreciate your support and your willingness to engage your members and constituents. Please use our provided content listed above and these samples emails and text to share information about the #MyPropertyStory campaign with potential participants.

Sample text for email outreach from your organization

In honor of Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah), which falls this year on Thursday, May 2, the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is launching a month-long social media campaign — #MyPropertyStory – to focus on survivors’ lives before the Holocaust and show how their homes, land, businesses or personal possessions are important and powerful links to their past.
Beginning on Monday, April 1, WJRO is asking Holocaust survivors, their children, grandchildren, family members and others, to share and post their unique story about life before and after the Holocaust to help shine a light on the injustice suffered by millions as the result of what was wrongfully taken from them during the Shoah and its aftermath.

During the Holocaust, the Nazis and their allies robbed them of their every possession from their home and businesses, as well as property belonging to the Jewish community. The #MyPropertyStory social media raises awareness about the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust.
WJRO is asking people to share these stories through videos, photos, or statements – via Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram and include #MyPropertyStory and tag @WJRORestitution. Ask others to share their stories.

Now almost 75 years later, as Holocaust survivors continue to age, time is of the essence. These stories will raise awareness for those who still struggle to receive justice for their material losses during the Holocaust.

For more information please contact mypropertystory@wjro.org.il

Suggested text for your website or newsletters

Please include information about #MyPropertyStory on your organization’s website and share information about the campaign with your members and constituents through your newsletters and mailing lists. In all those postings, as well as your social media posts, you have the option to link to the following websites:

 

In honor of Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah), which falls this year on Thursday, May 2 (Your organization) is supporting the World Jewish Restitution Organization’s (WJRO) month-long social media campaign #MyPropertyStory, to focus on survivors’ lives before the Holocaust and show how their homes, land, businesses or personal possessions are important and powerful links to their past.

Beginning on Monday, April 1 and continuing until Yom HaShoah, we are asking Holocaust survivors, their children, their grandchildren –  their families, and others to share and post their unique stories about life before and after the Holocaust to help shine a light on the injustice suffered by millions as the result of what was wrongfully taken from them during the Shoah.  We are asking people to share their stories via Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram, and include #MyPropertyStory and tag @WJRORestitution.  Join us in ensuring that Holocaust survivors receive justice and help them secure what is rightfully theirs.  Please visit WJRO’s #MyPropertyStory website at www.mypropertystory.org.il  for more information.

WJRO is Fighting for #Justice & Dignity for #Holocaust #Survivors

Please contact mypropertystory@wjro.org.il with any questions.

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