The March of the Living is an annual educational program, which brings students from all over the world to Poland, in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Since the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 150,000 youth from around the world have marched down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
My dearest friends, near and far,
We are about to receive the Torah (the essence of G-d’s message to us), on the Holiday Shavuot this week. I wanted to share a little piece of my own recent Journey, heading towards the Mountain to receive the Word of G-d… Human beings are infinite. Our fears and disappointments may allow us to hide from our own powerful energy, but truly, we are infinite. Sadly, many of the trappings of this world, including the Words we depend on for our deepest communication are finite and limited. To say that your child is “extraordinary” or that a sunset is “beautiful” doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of that which we witness, or to express the breadth of our emotionality. Read the full article…
An amazing opportunity for Sophomore, Junior and Senior High School students to combine both renowned programs… and save!
Explore Your Heritage and Embrace Your Future (March of the Living)
Embark on a journey to Poland, where you will become familiar with the rich history of Polish Jewry and the destructive impact of the Holocaust. Visit Polish cities, towns and villages that were once vibrant centers of Jewish life and learning. Your experience in Poland culminates with thousands of students from around the world joining the famous March of the Living on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) – a two-mile silent march between Auschwitz and Birkenau, the largest concentration and death camp complex built during World War II.
Continue your journey with seven weeks in Israel (AMHSI)
Be inspired. Live outside the books. Encounter new ideas and be challenged in endless ways. Read the full article…
Pictures by igal Hecht, Ryan Blau, Yossi Zeliger, Patryk Słotwiński and other sources
The 2013 March of the Living Ceremony took place on April 8th, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
This 15 minute video tells the story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising through the voices of the survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Two Canadian fighters – Anna Heilman (of Ottawa) & Baruch Spiegel (of Montreal)- appear in the film. Both took part in the heroic uprising and their testimony in the film is quite eloquent.
A special message from Project6Million will be broadcasting from Birkenau on Monday April 8th 2013.
To learn more about Project6Million, watch the video below, or visit www.project6million.org
The song was written and performed by Vadim Drezyin a participant in the 1988 March of the Living. The chorus of the song, “to live with honour and to die with honour…” was taken from the last letter of Emmanuel Ringleblum, the famous Jewish historian of the Warsaw Ghetto. He observed in these last words, that the spirit of those who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, was to “live with honour and die with honour.
Ringleblum was murdered a week after he wrote those words.