“A Journey For A Lifetime”
is to educate and challenge participants with two of the most significant events in Jewish history - the Shoah (The Holocaust) and the birth of the State of Israel.
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MARCH OF THE LIVING
The March of the Living itself, a 3-kilometre walk from Auschwitz 1 to Birkenau, is a tribute to all victims of the Holocaust, their memories and their legacies. The March is designed to contrast with the death marches, which began towards the end of World War II and continued virtually up until the Third Reich’s last days.
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For the first time in 32 years, there was no March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2020, 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 honouring those lost in the Holocaust & commit to the fight against antisemitism and racism by declaring that #NeverMeansNever
“It wasn’t just a tragedy in the lives of Jews, this was a tragedy in the whole of
mankind. The world needs to know what atrocities were done in order to prevent them from happening again. It s important for youngsters to go, in order to carry that
Parent of Student
Participant in 2016
“March of the Living is an investment in your child’s education, in their development, in their understanding of the worst atrocity in human history. It is an investment in being Jewish and knowing our roots and our story. I use the word investment because this program has long lasting benefits. Your children will grow from it and it provides a return that is 10 fold! March of the Living is not expensive, it is priceless. March of the Living is all about quality, not quantity. Invest in your kids. You, and more importantly, they, will never regret it.”
The experience never leaves you, and whilst it may not always impart the strong influence in everybody’s life as it did in mine, it will encourage its participants to be honest, passionate, and empathetic people who strive to demonstrate leadership in their own lives.”
Increase in antisemitic incidents in Australia over 12 month period 2017-18
Recorded incidents of antisemitic attacks, threats, verbal abuse, harassment and vandalism in 2018 in Australia
CSG recorded 343 antisemitic incidents in Australia over the course of the year (2018)
More than 2,500 Australian participants to date
March of the Living, together with a range of other like-minded community organisations, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, work together to educate for tolerance, non-discrimination, multi-culturalism, diversity and Tikkun Olam. In our fight against antisemitism and discrimination of all kinds, let us be upstanders. Together we can make a change.
REMEMBER OUR PAST, CHANGE THE FUTURE