• Greetings from Efi Stenzler, Chairman of KKL-JNF

    by Efi Stenzler Jerusalem Post April 15, 2015 Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund sends a delegation of employees to participate in the March of the Living. In the march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, in the place where man exceeded Sakktan in his evil,

  • Alumni From Around the World Look Back at What March of the Living Means for Them

    Jerusalem Post By Jerusalem Post Staff The most transformative moments of my trip were those spent with people who endured the horrors of the Holocaust. The survivors’ passion and drive were unlike those I’ve ever encountered in any other human beings…Without the slightest sign of fatigue, they shared with us

  • Remembering the Past, Facing the Future By Phyllis Greenberg Heideman

    Jerusalem Post By Phyllis Greenberg Heideman As I reflect on my first March of the Living, I recall the eerie sensation of slowly walking into Auschwitz and timidly passing under the sign Arbeit Macht Frei… followed by the overwhelming sensation of walking back out. Back and forth I moved in

  • Blind Israelis March from Auschwitz and Birkenau with Their Guide Dogs

    Jerusalem Post A 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounts a trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey. It was in the Majdanek Concentration Camp that Liron Artzi, a 30-year-old blind attorney from Tel Aviv, lost

  • Sigmund Rolat’s Speech in Poland, 2015

    Dear March of the Living Students, We have all gathered here to remember. From all sides, we are called upon not to forget. But why should we remember at all? If I had a choice I would prefer NOT to remember. Not to remember the Czestochowa Ghetto where my family

  • Playing Music for the March of the Living, Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Writes About March of the Living

    Last week, at the invitation of International March of the Living (MOTL), I traveled to Poland to perform at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, held in Auschwitz- Birkenau. In addition to playing at the Auschwitz ceremony, I performed at a concert honoring the liberators who were the first to enter concentration

  • March of the Living to Focus on Post-Survivor Period

    JTA By Sam Sokol 2015 marks the twenty seventh March of the Living, in which students from more than forty five countries around the globe make a pilgrimage to some of Europe’s most infamous concentration camps. This year’s annual March of the Living pilgrimage to Auschwitz- Birkenau will focus on

  • March of the Living 2015

    J-Wire 70 years after the end of the Second World War 11,000 participants, both Jews and non-Jews, joined the 27th March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Coming from over 45 countries, they took part in the annual march from the gates of Auschwitz to a commemoration ceremony at

  • Parent of MOTL Alumni Talks About Being the Mom of an IDF Soldier

    (Names have been deleted at the request of the family) Following are the remarks delivered at a community rally in support of Israel. I’m the mother of a Lone Soldier. The bravest man I know. He’ll be celebrating his 21st birthday next week. Three years ago he was actively sabotaging

  • March of the Living Budapest

    March of the Living Budapest 30,000+ marching to train station where 600 participants will board train (of the living) to Auschwitz commemorating the 70th anniversary of deportations to the death camps (and the Shoah of Hungarian Jewry), with Irwin Cotler MP. Earlier, MP Cotler chaired an international parliamentary panel on