Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon meets with diplomats from Europe, Latin America and Africa.
(photo credit: ISRAEL MISSION TO THE UN)
NEW YORK – Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon led a delegation of UN envoys on a tour of historic synagogues and institutions in the old Jewish quarter of Krakow on Wednesday.
Danon’s office said that the delegation, which includes ambassadors from Europe, Latin America and Africa, was also scheduled to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps in Poland on Thursday and join the March of the Living.
“As we witness an increase in antisemitism around the world and dangerous attempts to rewrite history, now more than ever we must ensure that the memories of the survivors pass on to the next generation,” said Danon.
“By joining us on this meaningful march, these ambassadors are speaking out against antisemitism and sending a message to all those who peddle hatred,” he said.
The March of Living is an annual educational program that brings “individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred,” according to March of the Living organizers.
The trip takes place each year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a national day of commemorating the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and guides participants on the 3-kilometer walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
The March of the Living has completed 29 marches since its founding and has chaperoned more than 260,000 participants from 52 states and countries.
Holocaust Remembrance Day begins at sunset on the 27th of the month of Nisan and ends the following evening in accordance with the traditional Jewish custom of marking a day.
Places of entertainment are closed and memorial ceremonies are held throughout Israel.Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.