Preserve Memory – Defend History

International March of the Living proudly announces achieving fundraising goal for first phase of its “From Soul to Sole” campaign for the conservation of 8,000 shoes of Jewish children murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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.