• Adam Dostalek’s March of the Living Documentary

    Adam Dostalek’s March of the Living Documentary tells his emotional story of a journey to Poland and Israel. Speaking at the UN International Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Glen Eira Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia, Adam tells us about his experience and the need to continue remembering the Holocaust

  • The Yom Hashoah that changed my life by Samantha Mellman

    A visit to these grim sites is not for everyone, but I encourage those with the time and means to trust their faith and go. Every year, when I light a candle in memory of my grandfather’s family and the millions of Jews and non-Jews who were lost, I have

  • Alumni Reflection: Mike Kaufmann, 1995

    THE PROLOGUE I went to Poland in April of 1995 on the March of the Living Tour.My intention was not to have an exhibition but to have photographs for my own use. I took along several cameras including black and white film, being the photographic medium of the time.There are a

  • Alumni Reflection: Ryan Leibowitz, 2015

    This past April, I embarked upon the March of the Living. Prior to the trip, I traveled by myself through Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. While I did not consciously design this portion of the trip to have a Jewish focus, I did make an effort to check out

  • Most Meaningful Moments from Liz Pearl

    Tears and Pride at Auschwitz Back in February at the MOL Shabbaton with the students I experienced my first meaningful chaperoning experience. Following a dynamic session about sharing family legacies, a lovely girl in my small group approached me feeling very distraught. She expressed her anxiety about publically sharing the

  • The more I learned, the less I understood by Tricia Schwitzer, 2015

    I am standing in the WIZO cafeteria, in a queue at the soup tureen. The lady in front of me ladles rich vegetable broth into her bowl and I do not need to pray that there will be sufficient vegetables left in the soup to sustain me. No, I don’t

  • Today, I Picked up the Pencil by Shelby Curran

    by Shelby Curran I don’t know why it took me so long to get it. It’s been two months and six days since I left Poland with my county’s March of the Living delegation. The trip journeys through a week in Poland, touring the concentration and death camps where Nazi

  • Alumni Reflection: Noah Tradonsky, Johannesburg, 2015

    In April 2015, I, along with 18000 other Jews and non Jews from throughout Israel and the diaspora took part in the March of the Living, a program in which we explore, commemorate and indeed, celebrate pre WW2 Jewry. It was an unbelievable trip, unparalleled by anything in which I

  • Alumni Reflection: Liz Pearl

    By Liz Pearl “Camp is what made me who I am today.” “You can leave camp, but camp can never leave you” Camp is freedom, fun, friends and memories forever. Camp is a cool lake on a hot summer day, roasting marshmallows, and snuggling in cozy bunk beds. Camp is

  • 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,