March of the Living Returns

Stand for Israel  |  April 4, 2022

Holocaust March of the Living at Auschwitz
(Photo: wikicommons/Piotr Drabik)

For those who stand for Israel and the Jewish people, one important action is to remember the darkest chapter in modern Jewish history – the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were murdered. And not only do we remember, we join our voices to say, “Never again.”

One way, each year, that those who stand against anti-Semitism come together with those who survived the Holocaust is the annual March of the Living, held at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

But due to the global pandemic, as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine, this meaningful event has not happened over the past two years. But this year, The Jerusalem Post tells us, the March of the Living will once again occur, joining together those who stand for Israel with those who survived the Holocaust:

The International March of the Living formally announced it will resume its annual procession in person following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. It is set to take place in Poland on April 28, the same day as Israel’s national Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah.

The survivors will be joined by dignitaries, community leaders and representatives of the third generation, the grandchildren of survivors, who will be taking up the torch of remembrance.

It is now incumbent for the young generations to commit to remembering the past as a teaching tool for the future.

The theme of the march will focus on the importance of passing the torch of responsibility onward, of both Holocaust remembrance and education, to the next generation, the grandchildren of those who endured the dark days of Nazi oppression and the systematic annihilation of more than six million Jewish victims…

Even as those who survived the Holocaust age and pass on, let us join together with the remaining survivors, supporting them through our prayers and our action.