March of the Living: Auschwitz to Birkenau walk honors Holocaust victims

Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, Israel envoy David Friedman, an international delegation of ambassadors led by Danny Danon, among other US ambassadors are participating in the march.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 2, 2019 15:55
March of the Living in 2019

March of the Living in 2019. (photo credit: EYTAN HALON)

 
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More than 10,000 people from 52 countries and regions around the world , including Israel, the USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, South Africa, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Austria, and Poland are currently marching through the streets of Poland.

The marchers are walking a three-kilometer path from Auschwitz to Birkenau.

This year’s motto is “No to antisemitism,” and the march will include discussions on that topic giving the increase in antisemitism worldwide.


Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, Israel envoy David Friedman, an international delegation of ambassadors led by Danny Danon, among other US ambassadors are participating in the march.


Established in 1988, the March of the Living gathered more than 260,000 participants from 52 countries, who together marched in memory of the horrors of the Holocaust.

In the first march, renowned figures such as Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and Yitzah Navon took part as well as Benjamin Netanyahu, who then served as the Israeli ambassador to the UN.

This article was written in cooperation with the March of the Living.

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