• Son of Holocaust Survivors Helping Jewish Teens Connect with their Heritage

    The Boston Globe  By Paul E. Kandarian From parents who survived the Holocaust, Irv Kempner, 64, of Sharon, heard firsthand the horrors of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II. Several years ago, Kempner, a retired vice president of sales at Gillette Co., joined March of

  • Alumni Reflection: Liz Pearl

    By Liz Pearl “Camp is what made me who I am today.” “You can leave camp, but camp can never leave you” Camp is freedom, fun, friends and memories forever. Camp is a cool lake on a hot summer day, roasting marshmallows, and snuggling in cozy bunk beds. Camp is

  • What Would Miriam Do?

    eJewish Philanthropy  By Jack Rosenbaum  From March to Miriam, an Empowerment Program Offering Light to Holocaust Survivors in Their Twilight Years As the director of the March of the Living (‘March’) Southern Region, I know many survivors. I cherish each of them. Survivors who accompany teenagers to Poland and Israel,

  • March of the Living Makes an Impact on Teens

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel By Randall P. Lieberman Daniella Cohen — a senior at Weinbaum Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton — was affected deeply by what she saw on the recent March of the Living — Southern Region Holocaust educational trip to Poland and Israel that she went on. Genia

  • Greetings from Efi Stenzler, Chairman of KKL-JNF

    by Efi Stenzler Jerusalem Post April 15, 2015 Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund sends a delegation of employees to participate in the March of the Living. In the march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, in the place where man exceeded Sakktan in his evil,

  • Alumni From Around the World Look Back at What March of the Living Means for Them

    Jerusalem Post By Jerusalem Post Staff The most transformative moments of my trip were those spent with people who endured the horrors of the Holocaust. The survivors’ passion and drive were unlike those I’ve ever encountered in any other human beings…Without the slightest sign of fatigue, they shared with us

  • Remembering the Past, Facing the Future By Phyllis Greenberg Heideman

    Jerusalem Post By Phyllis Greenberg Heideman As I reflect on my first March of the Living, I recall the eerie sensation of slowly walking into Auschwitz and timidly passing under the sign Arbeit Macht Frei… followed by the overwhelming sensation of walking back out. Back and forth I moved in

  • Blind Israelis March from Auschwitz and Birkenau with Their Guide Dogs

    Jerusalem Post A 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounts a trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey. It was in the Majdanek Concentration Camp that Liron Artzi, a 30-year-old blind attorney from Tel Aviv, lost

  • Sigmund Rolat’s Speech in Poland, 2015

    Dear March of the Living Students, We have all gathered here to remember. From all sides, we are called upon not to forget. But why should we remember at all? If I had a choice I would prefer NOT to remember. Not to remember the Czestochowa Ghetto where my family

  • Playing Music for the March of the Living, Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Writes About March of the Living

    Last week, at the invitation of International March of the Living (MOTL), I traveled to Poland to perform at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, held in Auschwitz- Birkenau. In addition to playing at the Auschwitz ceremony, I performed at a concert honoring the liberators who were the first to enter concentration