• 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

  • Alumni Reflection: Ariella Kimmel, Canada, 2017

    This submission was chosen as the winner in the Golden Thread Contest, age 19-30 category. We continue to publish submissions to the Golden Thread Contest as well as general submissions to the Thread of 1000 Stories. I grew up in a Jewish home, raised with traditions and customs as a significant part of my

  • Recorder of Righteous Conversations

    As Holocaust survivors age and die, how will younger generations continue their legacy? One 19-year-old, Tamar “Tammy” Shine, has invested her time in learning about and interacting with local survivors. A 2017 graduate and class valedictorian of Milken Community Schools, Shine is now a freshman at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

  • Alumni Reflections: Yazmin Stern, Tarbut Argentina, 2016

    What is the name of the March of the Living Delegation / Group that you traveled with? Tarbut, Argentina Year(s) attended: 2016 What was the most memorable moment of your experience? On the March, Poland was the most memorable moment for me when we crossed the bridge between Auschwitz and

  • Alumni Reflections: Adam Workman, Broward, 2015

    What is the name of the March of the Living Delegation / Group that you traveled with? Broward Year(s) attended: 2015 What was the most memorable moment of your experience? The thing that got to me was back in Majdanek when we saw the blue remnants of the Zyklon B on

  • Alumni Reflections: Stephen Liebowitz, BBYO, 2011

    What is the name of the March of the Living Delegation / Group that you traveled with? BBYO Year(s) attended: 2011 What was the most memorable moment of your experience? Walking out of the gas chamber in Majdanek, reflecting on what I saw within those four walls. What impact did

  • Alumni Reflections: Murray Brown, The United Kingdom, 2017

    What is the name of the March of the Living Delegation / Group that you traveled with? The United Kingdom Year(s) attended: 2017 What was the most memorable moment of your experience? Saying Kaddish at Majdanek. What impact did Poland have on you? My family fled to the USA and

  • Alumni Reflections: Hannah Schepps, Dallas, 2012

    What is the name of the March of the Living Delegation / Group that you traveled with? Southwest Region, Dallas Year(s) attended: 2012 What was the most memorable moment of your experience? Just after the march, I was walking with a Rabbi around Birkenau listening to the wisdom he was