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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Day: The March of the Living

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On May 2, 2011, thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world will share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience

when they march three kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II.

The “March” commemorates YOM HASHOAH–

Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can be there – along with over 8,000 participants who will be part of this historic event.

As one of the Marchers you will retrace the steps of the “March of Death,” the actual route which countless numbers of our people were forced to take on their way to the gas chambers at Birkenau. You will experience Jewish history

where it was made. This time, however, there will be a difference. It will be a “March of the Living” with thousands of Jewish youth, like yourself, marching shoulder to shoulder.

You will participate in a memorial service at one of the gas chambers/ crematoria in Birkenau, which will conclude with the singing of Hatikvah, reaffirming “Am Yisrael Chai – The Jewish People Live.”