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.
“Keeping the Memory Alive” is an International Poster Competition funded by the grant program of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF). Partnering in the project: Yad Vashem, Israel, together with the Israel Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs; Mémorial de la Shoah, France; and theEuropean Shoah Legacy Institute, Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.
The theme for the 2013-14 competition is “Journey’s Through the Holocaust. Find out more at http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/international_projects/posters/ (information about the 2013-14 competition is coming soon).
March of the Living Commemorates A Tragic Anniversary
2014 marks a tragic anniversary – 70 years since the deportation and destruction of Hungarian Jewry during the Holocaust. Given this important date, March of the Living International is seeking to incorporate the story of Hungarian Jewry into its 2014 program in several significant ways.
I. Historical Background
Beginning in April of 1944 (often during Pesach), Nazi Germany, with the help of its local Hungarian collaborators, began rounding up the Jews of Hungary, from the smallest villages, to the capital of Budapest, where one quarter of the population was Jewish. The first deportations of Hungarian Jews began on April 29, 1944, with the first transport arriving in Auschwitz-Birkenau on May 2, 1944. The last transport arrived on July 11, 1944. Read the full article…
We are very excited to announce that the March of the Living International is an Official Charity Partner for the 2013 New York Marathon!
We have 5 coveted spots for the November 3, 2013 marathon and we invite you to share this opportunity with your local community. General entry to the 2013 ING New York City Marathon has already closed. Our spots are guaranteed, automatic admission.
In order to run, candidates must commit to raise, or personally donate, a minimum of $3000. Someone from your community may already be running the Marathon. They can join Team MOTL with a commitment to raise a minimum of $1500.
We have set up a CrowdRise page you can use to track individual fundraising progress: www.crowdrise.com/marchoflivingnyc2013
We anticipate a high demand for these spots so please reply as soon as possible. Contact Wanqing Luo at email@example.com or 212-489-0600 x214 for more information and to apply.
An amazing opportunity for Sophomore, Junior and Senior High School students to combine both renowned programs!
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