• The Last Trial: A Great-Grandmother, Auschwitz, and the Arc of Justice

    The New Yorker  Elizabeth Kolbert  Oskar Gröning, who has become known as “the bookkeeper from Auschwitz,” was born on June 10, 1921, in Nienburg, a town about thirty miles south of Bremen. His father, a textile worker, was a fierce German nationalist and a member of Der Stahlhelm (the Steel

  • 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    On January 27, 2015 we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentraction and extermination camp Auschwitz. On this day the whole world was listening to the voices of Auschwitz. On this day we met at the authentic site of the former camp as the sign of

  • It’s Disrespectful for the Shoah’s Victims If All We Teach is Death

     Jewish News OnlineBy Scott Saunders, Founder and Chair of March of the Living UKHow do you understand the un-understandable, explain the inexplicable? Seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz, we continue to grapple with the lessons of the Holocaust and how we should approach Holocaust education for our children.In recent

  • Parent of MOTL Alumni Talks About Being the Mom of an IDF Soldier

    (Names have been deleted at the request of the family) Following are the remarks delivered at a community rally in support of Israel. I’m the mother of a Lone Soldier. The bravest man I know. He’ll be celebrating his 21st birthday next week. Three years ago he was actively sabotaging

  • March of the Living Budapest

    March of the Living Budapest 30,000+ marching to train station where 600 participants will board train (of the living) to Auschwitz commemorating the 70th anniversary of deportations to the death camps (and the Shoah of Hungarian Jewry), with Irwin Cotler MP. Earlier, MP Cotler chaired an international parliamentary panel on

  • President Obama quotes Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust survivor who participated in the March of the Living, at USC Shoah Foundation Dinner

    Remarks by the President at USC Shoah Foundation Dinner Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel Los Angeles, California – May 7, 2014 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Please, please, everybody have a seat. Well, thank you, Steven, for your incredibly generous words, for

  • Making Amends

     Mosaic By Robert Eli RubinsteinA mysterious request leads the Canadian-born son of a Holocaust survivor back to the old country.“There’s someone here to see you.”“Who is it?”“Her name is Magda Zelenka,” replied my receptionist. “She says she has something important to discuss with you, but she doesn’t have an appointment.”It took

  • The IDF Remembers the Fallen and Protects the Living

    “And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart…” (Deuteronomy 8:2) The “witnesses in uniform” delegations program sends hundreds of IDF officers each year

  • ‘Train of the Living’ to Memorialize 70th Anniversary of Deportation of Hungarian Jews

    The Jerusalem PostBy Daniel K. Eisenbud Hundreds of high school students to ride train from Budapest to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.To mark the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation and murder of over 585,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, hundreds of highschool students from across the globe will