Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and former Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will lead some 10,000 young adults from Israel and abroad in the March of the Living on Monday at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
This year’s March marks the 65th anniversary to the end of World War II and will honor the memory of the million and a half children who were killed during the Holocaust; Rabbi Lau was among those who escaped the Holocaust as a child.
“The March of the Living strengthens Jewish identity, individually and collectively,” said Sharansky, adding he sees it as a great honor to lead the March this year.
“Growing up I knew little about the Holocaust because the Soviet authorities did everything to prevent us as Jews from creating an identity. The March of the Living is a show of the force and unity of the Jewish People.”