March of the Living – International Adult Delegation
May 2/3 – 15/16, 2016
If you are interested in applying please contact Liz Sinnreich Panitch, firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the 2016 brochure, click here
“We’ll NEVER FORGET our journey, the sharing, the history, and how a State of Israel is so critically important. We returned to our lives feeling blessed, and with a newfound appreciation for everyone and everything in it. We returned inspired and challenged to pass on the need for education, tolerance and hope.”
– Elena, Pembroke Pines, FL
“I firmly believe that this trip is one that every Jew should embark on and experience…I hope that MOTL continues for many years to come.”
– Esther Haver, Auckland, New Zealand
“For me, there’s life before the March, and then there’s life now. I have been touched by the pain, the suffering, and the agony of my people in the most horrific places ever created by man. I am not the same person I was before the trip.”
– Lori Bejar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
“Being a part of the March of the Living 2010 International Adult Delegation was for me the embodiment of the words Never Again..visiting some of the most evil places on earth such as Majdanek, and standing amongst tens of thousands of Jews at another, Auschwitz-Birkenau, listening to survivors such as Chief Rabbi Lau, personalises this dark chapter of our history like no other resource can. It also shows the world that the Jewish nation will endure regardless.”
– Dean Marcus, Johannesburg, South Africa
The International Adult Delegation is a special program of the March of the Living which brings together adults from Puerto Rico and all over the United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
These participants come from all walks of life. The bus that they travel together on is a microcosm of the world and participants share and learn from each other, building connections that last a lifetime. This is an educational trip but also a journey of reflection. Participants will learn about the Holocaust, share their own experiences and stories, gain knowledge from each other’s backgrounds and take home with them a richer and deeper understanding about the Holocaust. Participants will also take part in a journey of reflection and learn about different cultures and societies, and the role of the individual. The journey encourages them to take the lessons of the Holocaust and transfer them into action when they go back to their home countries.
The group is accompanied by world-renowned Holocaust scholars as educators. Participants will spend a week in Poland traveling around the country, learning about the history of the Holocaust. They will visit both Warsaw and Krakow, discovering a lost world of rich Jewish heritage which no longer exists. Sites include the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, Mila 18, the Jewish cemetery and the restored Nozyk synagogue in Warsaw, and the Jewish Quarter and Ramah Synagogue in Krakow. They will travel to see the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka and Majdanek. The highlight in Poland will be the March of the Living as the adults join Jewish youth, from all corners of the earth, as they march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Participants will then fly to Israel and spend a week visiting the country, participating in Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, with the rest of the State. They will visit the majestic landscapes of the North, the beaches of Tel Aviv and the hills of Jerusalem. They will also have the opportunity to travel to world-renowned museums and meet with leading scholars. The trip will culminate with another March to the Old City in Jerusalem, and the Mega Event Concert, with the other participants of the March of the Living.
Your trip, however, will not end once you get home. Participants and educators continue to correspond after the trip to reflect on their experience together. The bonds that form on this trip will last a lifetime.
For more information and application forms for the 2016 International Adult Delegation, please contact:
Elizabeth Sinnreich Panitch
International March of the Living
2 West 45th Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10036
Download the application and medical forms