• Alumni Spotlight: Kim Nates, South Africa

    Delegations: SA Youth '05, Int'l Adults '08, SA Youth Staff '15, '16 & '17This week we are proud to feature Kim Nates, alumna from March of the Living South Africa and the International Adult Delegation. Inspired by her experiences with the March of the Living, Kim went on to work with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre as a project manager for five years, and currently works as a project management and marketing consultant in the education, museum and NGO space. I first attended March of the Living in 2005, as a shy 16-year-old, the only delegate from a secular High School with very little connection to my Jewish identity. I was a third generation Holocaust survivor: my maternal grandfather, Moses Turner, and his brother had been saved by Oskar Schindler and his famous list. My mother, Tali Nates, was consumed by this history and a legacy of teaching others the importance of “never again”. My memories of that first trip centre around a feeling of connection: being able to connect for the first time with other Jews my age, being able to connect with my family’s story and, most importantly to me, with my mother’s passion and dedication for changing the world.Little did I know that I would re-connect with MOTL at several other critical milestones in my life.I next attended MOTL in 2008 as part of the adult delegation; my mother was then the tour leader and guide. I had just recovered from a cancer diagnosis and months of chemotherapy treatment; and this trip became my effort to reconnect with the world and find direction ahead of entering college, where I would soon study history and international relations. Then again in 2015, after completing my studies overseas, I joined MOTL as a Madrichah (staff member) for the incoming South African youth delegation. Now a mostly shy 26-year-old who had just moved back to South Africa, I was deeply lost and confused about my next steps as an adult. And what started out as a way to “keep busy” re-awakened both a personal and professional passion for Tikkun Olam and using the power of historical storytelling to teach empathy, compassion and inclusivity. MOTL began a new journey for me, and shaped my future. First, alongside my mother at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, which she founded. In addition to managing the various events and exhibitions at the Centre, I was also able to coordinate study tours to Germany, Poland, South Africa and Rwanda – sharing the power of experiential, hands-on learning with students and adults alike. Today I work as a project management consultant for NGOs, museums and educational institutions and continue to advocate for the importance of learning about the past to better shape our future.

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  • We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

    Join the International March of the Living and over 100 other museums and cultural institutions around the world for We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 PM ET [or the adapted time for your local time zone]. Featuring award-winning media personalities Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Adrien Brody, Mayim Bialik, Jackie Hoffman, and Tiffany Haddish, world-renowned singers and musicians Renee Fleming, Lea Salonga, Steven Skybell, Joyce DiDonato, and Lang Lang, and other public figures from all walks of life, the free 90-minute program will commemorate the recent anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and project a message of hope amidst the crises we face. Find more info and tune in to view the program at www.WeAreHere.live. This special concert event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, even as it speaks to the challenges of the current moment. In this time of rising antisemitism and global crisis, resistance, resilience, and hope are more important than ever. The words of the Zog nit keyn mol, the Partisan Song, are inspirational and take on even more resonance today. It begins with the words “Never say this is the final road for you,” and ends with the words “We Are Here.” It is the song that binds together those who fight for justice. Renowned actors, musicians, and civic leaders who will be featured in the event include: EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg; four-time Grammy Award and National Medal of Arts-winner, star soprano Renée Fleming; Grammy Hall of Famer and Tony-winner Billy Joel; world-renowned pianist Lang Lang; the iconic Dr. Ruth Westheimer; Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Lauren Ambrose; multi-platinum, Tony-winning Broadway star Lea Salonga; multi-Grammy-winning opera star Joyce DiDonato; award-winning actress Mayim Bialik; acclaimed soprano and curator Julia Bullock; conductor and pianist Christian Reif; Broadway actor and Lucille Lortel-winner Steven Skybell; multi-Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard; internationally renowned baritone Lester Lynch; Broadway star Jelani Remy; award-winning comedienne Jackie Hoffman; Broadway veteran and international opera singer Elmore James; beloved klezmer singer Daniel Kahn; 2020 Grammy-winner John Brancy; pianist and NPR From The Top host Peter Dugan; Congregation Rodeph Sholom Cantor Rebecca Garfein; Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje; celebrated Yiddish theater performer Dani Marcus; Yiddish Fiddler star Rachel Zatcoff; Congregation Rodeph Sholom organist J. David Williams; New York City Opera and Yiddish theater performer Glenn Seven Allen; accordionist and composer Patrick Farrell; internationally recognized soprano Jennifer Zetlan; renowned operatic and new music interpreter Blythe Gaissert; pianist and conductor Gerald Steichen; pianist and musical director Thomas Bagwell; National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek; and acclaimed sopranos and Sing for Hope Co-Founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. A special feature of the program will be the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano based on a text by Kitty O’Meara, to be performed by Ms. Fleming. The program also will feature an interview by The Forward Editor-in-Chief Jodi Rudoren with Nancy Spielberg, Roberta Grossman, and Sam Kassow about their film Who Will Write Our History, which chronicles the story of Oneg Shabbat, the group that daringly preserved the history of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Forward is the event’s media sponsor. LEARN MORE

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  • March of the Living Statement on the death of George Floyd

    The death of George Floyd and the ensuing civil unrest is a reminder of how far we have yet to travel to achieve justice and equality in our society. The…

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  • Remembering Hank Brodt z”l

    We mourn the loss of Holocaust survivor and March of the Living educator, Hank Brodt, z”l, who travelled with our Mid Atlantic Region…

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  • Statement on Never Again Education Act

    International March of the Living applauds the US Senate for unanimously passing the Never Again Education Act promoting Holocaust education in the United…

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  • 75 Years Since WWII Ended, Book’s New Tech Brings Survivor Testimonies to Life

    Specially updated edition of acclaimed book Witness uses embedded barcodes connecting to video testimony of 75 Holocaust survivors, rescuers or WW11…

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  • 2020 Virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut with March of the Living Musicians and Song Leaders

    2020 MARCH OF THE LIVING VIRTUAL YOM HA'ATZMAUT As there was no March of the Living this year due to Coronavirus, March of the Living musicians and song leaders from the past and present were asked to record and submit songs in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut.  VIRTUAL MARCH OF THE LIVING For the first time in 32 years, there will be no March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day, due to the Coronavirus.The March of the Living Virtual Plaque Project will continue our tradition of placing messages on plaques on the train tracks of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Join us in honoring those lost in the Holocaust & commit to the fight against antisemitism and racism by declaring that #NeverMeansNever Create your plaque

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  • 2020 Virtual March of the Living Ceremony

    VIRTUAL MARCH OF THE LIVING

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  • The March of the Living Virtual Plaque Project

    For the first time in 32 years, there will be no March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day, due to the Coronavirus.The March of the Living Virtual Plaque Project will continue our tradition of placing messages on plaques on the train tracks of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Join us in honoring those lost in the Holocaust & commit to the fight against antisemitism and racism by declaring that #NeverMeansNever Create your plaque VIRTUAL MARCH OF THE LIVING APRIL 21, 2020 7:00PM EST Days Hours Minutes Seconds Enter your email to receive updates about the program and a reminder email with instructions on how to view.  Virtual March Signup Email * Submit If you are human, leave this field blank.

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  • Combating discrimination and hatred through education

    Three strategies for teaching tolerance through the lens of the Holocaust (Photo by Johnny McClung…

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