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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.

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

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

March of the Living Survivor Testifies at Trial of Accused Nazi War Criminal Oskar Gröning

Watch an interview with Bill Glied on CTV News Channel: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=596783

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

When Brothers Cry – Pablo Yafe & Alan Senderowitsch, Tarbut School, Argentina

When brothers cry (March of the Living) – Pablo Yafe & Alan Senderowitsch from Pablo Yafe on Vimeo.

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.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 Years After Liberation……A Warning to Future Generations

On January 27, 2015, the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The 70th anniversary ceremonies taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau are expected to draw dozens of foreign dignitaries, heads of state and royalty, including President François Hollande of France, President Joachim Gauck of Germany, President Heinz Fischer of Austria, King Philippe of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of Holland & Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

More than 3,000 guests will be in attendance, including about 300 survivors of the camps, several of whom will speak during the ceremony, along with 80 March of the Living alumni from Europe. This will likely be the last time when a sizeable group of Auschwitz survivors will be able to personally attend a significant anniversary marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The event is being organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the USC Shoah Foundation & The World Jewish Congress.

Please take a few minutes to watch: “Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 Years After Liberation……A Warning to Future Generations”. In this video, five survivors who frequently accompany students to Auschwitz-Birkenau on the March of the Living, along with a number of March of the Living leaders and students, reflect on the meaning of the 70th anniversary and on the educational importance of Auschwitz-Birkenau to future generations.