I am the child of a Holocaust survivor. I had a wonderful and enriched upbringing but there were always tainted nuances in the background as a result of family experiences during the war. Not much was shared about this tragic time in my family history whilst I was growing up and only as an adult did I start questioning the past. My personal journey started when my family slowly shared their experiences. As I gathered information, and finally made sense of some things, only then did it become such a powerful yearning to honour those we have lost, advocate for those still with us and educate all those leading into the future to ensure that not only does this never occur to the Jewish people again but to speak out against any form of hatred, segregation or unjust cause to a people of any race, religion or creed. March of the Living allows me the opportunity to fulfil these very needs and to create a strong, free and safe future for us all.