International March of the Living
The March of the Living brings Jews and non-Jews alike from around the world to march from Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom Hashoah in memory of all Holocaust victims. After visiting other places of Nazi persecution and sites of Jewish life in Poland, many participants travel to Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People.
In 2012, WWII veterans are being invited to join the March. Along with the Holocaust survivors they liberated, these heroes will be given special recognition during the 2012 March of the Living.
The goals of the March of the Living are both universal (fighting indifference, racism and injustice) and particular (opposing anti-semitism, and strengthening Jewish identity and connection to Israel). Over the years, besides for Jewish groups, many students of diverse backgrounds and cultures have also participated in the March of the Living.