Category : Gallery
On Tuesday, January 28th 2014, in the Visitor Centre, Dag Hammarskjold Library Lower Level, the United Nations will begin hosting the International March of the Living Exhibit: When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness. The opening event and reception will take place that evening in the Library gallery from 6PM – 8PM, with Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, The Honorable Ron Prosser, as the keynote speaker.
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.
March of the Living is pleased to announce that renowned Jewish soul-singer, Neshama Carlebach, will be participating in the 2013 March of the Living. Neshama Carlebach first took part in the March of the Living in 1997, and has been actively involved with the organization ever since. Most recently she performed in New York at an evening honoring Ambassador Ronald Lauder for his support of the March of the Living and his philanthropic work in communities all across eastern Europe. Ms. Carlebach will be performing throughout the trip, in front of more than 1,000 students at the Warsaw University, and on Yom Hashoah, for over 10,000 participants who will have gathered from around the world to honor the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust.
Neshama Carlebach will be joined by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Josh Nelson, one of the most popular performers and producers in modern Jewish music. Other notable singers and performers including acclaimed cantor and broadway singer Dudu Fisher, the father and son team of cantors from Australia Shimon and Dov Farkas, along with members of the IDF orchestra.
Watch the videos below for a few of Neshama Carlebach’s March of the Living performances over the last 15 years.
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.
January 27, 2013 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Marking the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust, representing the depths of man’s inhumanity to man. Eighteen governments have legislated January 27 as an annual Holocaust Memorial Day. In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark January 27 as an international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust, and urged member states to develop educational programs to impart the memory of this tragedy to future generations. Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies will be organized on the international, national, regional and local levels, including in universities and schools.
See Yad Vashem’s education resources here.