One of the hundreds of survivors who participated in this year’s march: “The most wonderful miracle of all is the State of Israel.” AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – Walking behind the Israeli and Polish presidents, together with the heads of Israel’s security branches, hundreds of Holocaust survivors and thousands of young people from

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    Thirteen ambassadors to the United Nations from Africa, Europe and Latin America visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps in Poland today on Yom Hashoah (Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day), as part of the 30th annual “March of the Living.” The delegation organized by the American Zionist Movement, in conjunction with Ambassador

  • Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin: “It is Impossible to Deny Polish Involvement in the Holocaust”

    On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah), Thursday, April 12, under the theme “From Holocaust to Redemption,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin led an international procession of more than 12,000 students and adults from around the world on the International March of the Living, which this year marks 30 years of the

  • Led by Israel’s President Rivlin, thousands attend March of Living in Poland

    More than 12,000 people from 40 countries make two-mile march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, accompanied by heads of IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet and police Some 12,000 marchers from 40 countries — from Holocaust survivors to teenagers to senior Israeli officials — were participating in the March of the Living on

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    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the American Zionist Movement brings UN ambassadors to Auschwitz. Ambassadors to the United Nations from Africa, Europe and Latin America on Thursday visited the Polish Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, participating in the 30th annual March of the Living. The delegation arrived in Poland under the auspices of

  • Holocaust Memory: The Next Thirty Years

    The 2018 March of the Living marks thirty years since the first 1,500 participants gathered in Poland and marched along the path of memory that marchers have taken each year since. As we again gather in Poland to march together from Auschwitz to Birkenau, we are more than merely walking

  • Remarks by Ron Dermer, Israel’s Amb. to the US, at 2018 Erev Yom Hashoah Ceremony at the Krakow Philharmonic

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, and especially the survivors and their families who are with us here tonight, This week, my wife Rhoda and I joined Phyllis and Richard Heideman on a remarkable March-of-the-Living journey. Our guide has been their extraordinary daughter, Dr. Elana Heideman, whose knowledge of the Holocaust is matched


    “Every facet of this march is historic,” President Reuven Rivlin said. President Reuven Rivlin will lead the International March of the Living procession in Poland this year as the organization marks its 30th anniversary under the theme, “From Holocaust to Redemption.” Among the more than 12,000 participants from around the


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  • Chelsea Football Club ‘honoured to participate’ in March of the Living

    The Premier League Champions will send a delegation to Poland for the annual commemoration that takes place on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day. The contingent will include club directors Bruce Buck and Eugene Tenenbaum, Olympic legend and Chelsea supporter Sir Steve Redgrave, ex-manager Avram Grant, U18 manager Jody