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  • Tens of thousands participate in Budapest Holocaust memorial march

    April 28, 2014 | 8:19 am

    Tens of thousands of Jews and Jewish supporters participated in the 12th March of the Living Hungary in Budapest.

    Sunday’s event, considered the largest civil anti-fascist event in Hungary, was held on the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation of Jews from Hungary by the...

  • Sidonia Lax: A survivor marches with the living

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 2, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    Sidonia Lax, now 86, survived the Holocaust but won’t let that define her. “I am a thriver,” she said. A stroll through her Sherman Oaks home is proof — her walls overflow with decades of family photos and mementos of her work as a member of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council...

  • A leading player

    June 5, 2013 | 11:18 am

    Gabe Freeman had always dreamed of playing tackle football but never imagined he actually would. None of his family members or friends played the game, and when he joined Milken Community High School in 2009, the institution — like many other Jewish private schools — offered no...

  • “Polish assholes” in Auschwitz

    Jewrnalism reporter

    April 18, 2013 | 1:15 am

    Finally, we got to the March of the Living. A group of young Jews from several cities in Poland who decided to take part in this enormous and powerful way of remembering the ones who perished in the Shoah. We were accompanied by several non-Jewish people, life partners and friends...

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  • March of the Living did not redeem itself

    By Klaudia Klimek

    April 18, 2013 | 1:07 am

    Everyone who knows me, knows that I like to participate in various trips, events and seminars organized by Jewish organizations. I always meet someone interesting, learn something useful and see a new place.  

    The March of the Living is one of the few events, which negates all...

  • Moving speeches mark March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Spring came exceptionally late to southern Poland this year, the patches of snow along the railway track into the former Birkenau concentration camp a reminder that winter had begun to loosen its grip just two days earlier. Yet that didn’t stop some 11,000 people marching the 3...

  • Australian businessman and survivor Frank Lowy addresses March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 5:29 am

    Australian-based Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy delivered the keynote address at the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom Hashoah.

    The program also marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    Lowy, who survived the war on the run from his...

  • Justin Bieber’s guitarist visits Auschwitz-Birkenau with March of the Living

    By Ryan Torok

    March 29, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Dan Kanter, Justin Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on March 25, during Bieber’s 2013 “European Believe Tour” stop in Poland.

    International March of the Living—an annual educational program that brings students from all over world to Poland in...

  • Missing Florida millionaire left tefillin on abandoned boat

    September 4, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who went missing in June, left his tefillin on his abandoned boat.

    All of the life jackets also were accounted for, the Coast Guard reported, according to the Sun-Sentinel, after getting the records through a Freedom of...

  • The right questions after the March of the Living

    May 9, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    I’m standing with my back against a brick wall at Auschwitz. Monise Neumann points to an area just beyond her and tells a story.

    When Freddy Diament arrived at the forced labor camp, she says, he was stripped of his material possessions. That was, of course, what happened when...

  • March of the Living Honors Survivors, Prepares Next Generation to Carry Torch

    By Ryan Torok

    April 4, 2012 | 11:58 am

    “I’m a simple man … [and] life is very simple,” Max Webb said. “Only problem we have is people make it complicated.”

    Webb, a home builder and philanthropist, addressed approximately 500 people as he accepted the Eternal Flame Award during March of the Living’s Tribute...

  • An open letter to my son

    By Rob Eshman

    April 26, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    Dear Adi:

    This column will appear online just about when you arrive in Poland.

    As a participant in the March of the Living, you’ll visit the Jewish

    Quarter of Krakow, the Lodz Ghetto, Schindler’s factory, the site of the forced labor camp at Plaszow, the original homes of two...

  • Color puts Holocaust in new dimension

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    When Monise Neumann, the incredible director of the March of the Living, came to my school to recruit students for the trip to Polish concentration camps and then Israel, I listened respectfully, picked up a paper and stuffed it in the deepest corner of my backpack.

    At the time, I...

  • Jews in Poland Speak of Shoah Remembrance as a Curse

    By Jane Ulman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    This tale is about two visions of Poland.

    In one, Poland is about pain and loss. It's the place where 3 million of a total population of 3.3 million Polish Jews perished in the Shoah, where Jews have nothing left, where indeed there are almost no Jews other than a few languishing,...

  • Teens Take a March to Remember

    By Jane Ulman

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    David Grossman, 18, wanted to make the Holocaust more personal. Eliya Shachar, 18, wished to understand her grandmother's pain. And Max Kappel, 17, wanted to find a tangible place to comprehend the Shoah.

    They were among 51 teenagers from Los Angeles who took part in last week's...

  • March Connects Students to Shoah

    By Julie G Fax

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With 15 years of Jewish day school education under his belt, Marc Marrero had a plan for college.

    "I was going to graduate from Milken, come to college and basically have my Jewish life back home, and I was going to completely forget about Judaism when I came to college," said...

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