2023 MARCH OF THE LIVING
Celebrating 75th anniversary of the State of Israel, 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and 35th anniversary of the March of the Living.
Fundraising Goal Achieved
for Restoration of Children’s Shoes from Auschwitz
The joint initiative of the International March of the Living, one of the world’s preeminent Holocaust Education organizations dedicated to safeguarding the memory of the Holocaust, in partnership with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, funded the restoration and preservation of 8,000 shoes belonging to Jewish children murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where over 1.1 million victims perished, including over 200,000 Jewish children.
With the passage of time, these shoes have sadly deteriorated, threatening the last testament of the Jewish children who were deported to the camp and murdered there by Nazi Germany.
35th Anniversary Gala
The International March of the Living 35th Anniversary Gala was held on January 10, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Ambassador Ron Dermer and his wife Rhoda were recognized for their outstanding service to Israel and the Jewish people.
A video interview featured Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, a child survivor of the Holocaust, and former Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, who has participated in every March of the Living program since its inception, until the outbreak of the Covid 19 Pandemic in 2020.
At the gala, former United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman announced a bi-partisan delegation to the 2023 March of the Living.