• Alumni Reflections: Hannah E, Western Region 2018

    Today was our last full day in Israel. Our last full day in our people’s country. Our country. The past few days we have been celebrating this country because of Yom Hatzmaoot, but today we focused on our ancestors who perished like we did in Poland. We started at Yad

  • Alumni Reflections: Alan Dayan, Mexico 2018

    And as we walked through the gates of Birkenau, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” was being played. Just a guitar and a woman’s voice. And as we continued our stroll along the train tracks, on our left hand side laid that part of the camp where the women used to live. And

  • Alumni Reflections: Nathan M, Western Region 2018

    I hear birds chirp from the sky above and see butterflies flutter around the trees. I hope these are our people, watching and protecting us, and telling us their story, for us to never forget how their lives ended in such tragedy. It is unfathomable to think such tragedy occurred

  • Western Region’s Ode to Poland 2018

    I am proud to be a Jew and that my children’s children will never forget the Holocaust Love is worth dying for because passion lasts It is truly amazing to see that out of such evil and pure darkness, the Jewish faith can survive and flourish We are not victims,

  • Highlights 30th Anniversary March of the Living Jerusalem 2018

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  • Participant Interviews at Mega Event 2018

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  • Thankful days: Why I made aliyah by Joseph Bendah

    Five years have passed since I immigrated to Israel from the United States, and an additional two years have passed since I was released from the Israel Defense Forces. Each year since I arrived in Israel, I have flown overseas to visit my family and friends. On each of my

  • My first time in Poland; the gentle chaos of defiance

    This week I visited Poland for the very first time. I’ve probably avoided this journey because I grew up in a Holocaust-drenched-home and then lived in Holocaust-steeped-Israel. A few years ago, I visited Lithuania where our family comes from and where, in the village which my great-grandfather left, 2,000 Jews

  • March of the Living diary: ‘The more we learn – the more questions we have’

    Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational trust, was part of the 275-strong UK’s delegation to Poland for March of the Living, as more than 11,000 came together at Auschwitz to remember six million Jews. Following an emotional week of learning about Jewish history and Polish-Jewish life, she reflects

  • 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