March of the Living 2019

Posted on 04/25/2019 @ 01:00 PM

In a few short days, April 29th to be exact, 155 Miami-Dade students representing our local community will march among the tens of thousands of participants from countries around the globe on the March of the Living. The Miami group and international March community will be joined by our incredible team of dedicated volunteer staff, which includes a Second Generation Child of Survivors, Helen Chaset as well as three local survivors, Allan Hall, Peter Tarjan, and Laszlo Selly. 

In a few short days, April 29th to be exact, 155 Miami-Dade students representing our local community will march among the tens of thousands of participants from countries around the globe on the March of the Living. The Miami group and international March community will be joined by our incredible team of dedicated volunteer staff, which includes a Second Generation Child of Survivors, Helen Chaset as well as three local survivors, Allan Hall, Peter Tarjan, and Laszlo Selly. 

As most of you readers know, the impact of the March on its participants and their communities has been exceptional - no other experiential Holocaust education program has affected so many young people in such a profound manner.

Since 1988, more than 260,000 participants from 52 countries - students, survivors, educators and world leaders, Jews and non-Jews alike - have marched down the same 3-kilometer path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Memorial Day as a tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. In these 31 years, the Miami delegation has sent over 2,200 students.

We like to characterize Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living as an identity-building program that uses Poland and Israel as a platform to study the history of the Holocaust and experience the beauty as well as the complexity of Israel.

This year, students started their journey on the March of the Living in November 2018 and have participated in a variety of educational sessions in Miami to prepare them for their immersive experience in Poland and Israel. They have explored what Jewish life was like before the Holocaustthe history and evolution of antisemitism and the intricacies of being an upstander, bystander, perpetrator and/or collaborator. These elements will continue to be infused into the curriculum as we come together as a community and travel throughout Poland to bear witness.

We believe that the lessons learned by participating on the March of the Living are invaluable and irreplaceable and we look forward to this journey with our local teens. Join us virtually and watch the March of the Living and other events surrounding this impactful experience on May 2ND at 7:30AM EDT LIVE. You can also see our impactful journey each day by following Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living on Facebook.

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