• Survivor Story: Nate Leipciger

    Why I Continue to Return to Poland: The Uniqueness of the March of the Living The following are my personal observations and assessments of the March. I am sure that each Survivor, student, educator and chaperon has their own list of factors that influence and are responsible for the success of the March. These comments are based on my observations […]

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  • March of the Living to Auschwitz camp led by Shimon Peres

    Thousands of people are expected today at the site of the Auschwitz death camp to remember the victims of the Holocaust with a solemn march. Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and a Nobel peace prize laureate, is to lead some 8,000 people, mostly students, in the March of the Living, a three-kilometer trek […]

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  • Suvivor Story: George Herceg

    George Herceg, Holocaust survivor and March of the Living participant, shares his experience at the 2004 March. “The March of the Living is a very worthwhile cause. Every Jewish school should make an effort to send their students on this program. But not just Jewish schools – the program is for all people who care […]

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  • Survivor Story: Liselotte Ivry

    “I went on the March of the Living in 1999 and also in 2001 as a survivor but I prefer being called a ‘Witness to History’. It was with a lot of soul-searching and trepidations that I decided to go on the March. Once I decided I was involved with the preparations, that is, meeting […]

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  • Survivor Story: Anita Ekstein

    By Anita Helfgott Ekstein “I was a child of seven when the Nazis came to our town in Poland. We had been occupied by the Soviets for nearly the first two years of the war. We were taken to a ghetto in a larger town. My parents went daily to different work sites, in the […]

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  • Survivor Story: Judy Weissenberg Cohen

    “My name is Judy (Weissenberg) Cohen. I was born and lived in Debrecen, Hungary with my large Orthodox family till I was 15 1/2 years old. We were seven siblings and my parents. I was the youngest. We lived quite comfortably, with other extended family members, in three separate dwellings, around a courtyard, with a […]

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  • Survivor Story: Max Tibor Eisen

    “I was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia in 1929 into a large religious family. I was deported to Auschwitz from Moldava (which was then in Hungary) in 1944, at age 15, where I was imprisoned from May 1944 until January 1945. My immediate and extended family was made up of approximately sixty persons which included my […]

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  • Survivor Story: Ann Kazimirski

    By Ann Kazimirski From 1939 to 1945, the German machine of destruction systematically killed six million Jews, including one million children. Poland, my native country, had a large Jewish population of approximately 3,011,000 before the Second World War. By 1945, 3,000,000 of these Jews had been murdered. Fifty years later, I still cannot forget the […]

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  • Riots Of Kristallnacht – Reinhard Heydrich’s Instructions, November 1938

    Copyright © 2016 Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance Center Secret Copy of Most Urgent telegram from Munich, of November 10, 1938, 1:20 A.M. To All Headquarters and Stations of the State Police All districts and Sub-districts of the SD Urgent! For immediate attention of Chief or his deputy! Re: Measures against Jews tonight Following […]

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