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International March of the Living

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 200,000 participants, from 35 countries, have marched down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The 2016 March of the Living will take place May 1/2 - 15/16, 2016.
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2015 March of the Living Ceremony – Auschwitz-Birkenau – Holocaust Remembrance Day

2015 March of the Living International Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jerusalem Payis Arena, Israel, April 23, 2015, 1:00pm EST

Watch Live 2015 March of the Living International March from Kikar Safra to the Kotel, Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30am EST

2015 IMOL Poland Videos

2015 March of the Living International Yom Hashoah Ceremony (full program), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, April 16, 2015

Watch Live 2015 March of the Living International Yom Hashoah Ceremony, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00am EST

Auschwitz Museum celebrating 70th anniversary of liberation with YouTube livestream

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, when Soviet troops marched into the Nazi death camp and freed its remaining survivors. By January 1945, the Nazi war machine had killed more than 1 million prisoners at the site, most of whom were Jews. The day has since become International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the Auschwitz Museum holds a remembrance every year at the camp’s Death Gate to commemorate the liberation and those lost in the war. This year, YouTube is also helping to mark the end of the Holocaust by livestreaming the event online.

Google has already worked extensively with the Auschwitz Museum, digitizing images and records from the site along uploading media to make for an online museum. Today serves as an extension of those efforts, especially at a time when the number of the camp’s remaining survivors continues to fall. You can watch the ceremonies right now in the embed above.

President Obama quotes Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust survivor who participated in the March of the Living, at USC Shoah Foundation Dinner

Remarks by the President at USC Shoah Foundation Dinner

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles, California – May 7, 2014

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Please, please, everybody have a seat.

Well, thank you, Steven, for your incredibly generous words, for this great honor, for your friendship, and most importantly, for the extraordinary work which brings us here all tonight. To Robert Katz and all the members of the board and staff of the Shoah Foundation; to President Max Nikias and everybody at USC; to all the distinguished guests and to all the friends that I see in this audience — it is an incredible honor to be with you as we pay tribute to a remarkable institution and one that makes claim on our moral imagination. Read the full article…