Mina Teicher – A Journey of Triumph and Resilience

In every organization, there are individuals whose remarkable achievements and inspiring stories leave a lasting impact on their colleagues. Today, we shine the spotlight on Mina Teicher, one of our esteemed board members, whose personal journey of triumph over tragedy serves as an inspiration to us all. As we honor Holocaust Memorial Day, we recognize Mina Teicher’s unwavering commitment to remembrance and her outstanding accomplishments. In this employee spotlight feature, we delve into the extraordinary life of Mina Teicher, highlighting her contributions and the profound impact she has had on the world.

A Personal Connection to Remembrance:

On a significant day in history, Mina Teicher recalls her participation in the memorial march held on August 29, 2016. This march aimed to commemorate the devastating massacre that occurred on the same date in 1941, when the entire Jewish population of the Lithuanian town of Malat was tragically wiped out. For Mina, this march was not only an act of remembrance for the 3,000 innocent lives lost but also a personal tribute to her own family members. Her grandfather, uncles, great uncles, and cousins, along with the entire extended family, were among the victims of the Lithuanian Nazis’ heinous acts.

A Heartfelt Journey of Reflection:
As Mina Teicher retraced the steps of the victims during the memorial march, she carried with her the memories and stories of her family members who perished in the Holocaust. She walked in honor of her grandfather, uncles, and countless relatives, whose lives were brutally ended in Malat. Alongside her brother Koby Sheftel and other descendants of the victims, nearly 60 individuals from around the world gathered to pay tribute to the past and ensure that the voices of the victims would not be forgotten.

A Surprising Display of Unity:
What made the 2016 memorial march even more poignant was the unexpected presence of thousands of Lithuanians who joined the commemorative event. Inspired by Marius Ivaskevicius’s call to action, “This time we should not look from the windows,” these compassionate individuals chose to stand in solidarity with the victims and participate in the march. The presence of so many Lithuanians symbolized the importance of remembrance, acknowledging the painful past, and fostering a shared commitment to a better future.

Beyond the Tragedy: A Legacy of Resilience

While Mina Teicher’s personal connection to the Holocaust is profound, her contributions extend far beyond this tragic event. As a dedicated board member, she has been instrumental in championing numerous causes, particularly in the fields of science, technology, and education. Mina’s tireless efforts to advance research, promote gender equality, and support educational initiatives have earned her widespread recognition and respect. Her dedication serves as a shining example of how one individual’s commitment can make a significant difference in the world.n

In this employee spotlight feature, we celebrate the life and achievements of Mina Teicher. Through her personal journey of triumph over tragedy, she reminds us of the importance of remembrance and the resilience of the human spirit. Mina’s participation in the memorial march and her ongoing commitment to making a positive impact in the fields of science, technology, and education inspire us to strive for a better future. We are honored to have Mina Teicher as a board member, and her story serves as a testament to the power of determination and the indomitable human spirit.