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Polish President Andrzej Duda to lead the 2022 International March of the Living alongside Holocaust survivors and Ukrainian war refugees

Polish President Andrzej Duda at the 2018 International March of the Living

The International March of the Living is honored to announce the President of Poland, H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda, will join this year’s historic March of the Living at the site of the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, on Thursday, April 28th.

The annual Holocaust memorial event, which is returning in person for the first time following two years absence due to the global pandemic, will see thousands of participants from around the world march the 3.2km from Auschwitz to Birkenau in memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazis, with a message of unity in the face of antisemitism, hatred, racism and bigotry of all forms.

President Duda will accompany Holocaust survivors – many of whom may be marching for the last time; 3,000 participants from over 25 countries; as well as a delegation of war refugees from Ukraine.

International March of the Living President, Phyllis Greenberg Heideman, and Chairman, Dr. Shmuel Rosenman, said: “We are honored by President Duda’s participation in this historic March. With the shadow of war once again hanging over Europe, and Poland hosting millions of refugees from the ongoing war, President Duda’s participation pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and will serve as a clear statement against the dangers of antisemitism, hatred, racism and intolerance.”

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