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Monday, 29 January 2018

Polish and Israeli Presidents to take part in March of the Living

Polish and Israeli Presidents Andrzej Duda and Reuven Rivlin will jointly take part in this year's March of the Living, on the site of the former Nazi German death camp, Auschwitz, on April 12, 2018.


Several thousand people from around the world will come to Auschwitz in southern Poland to take part in the march, which has been organized since 1988, to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. It is traditionally held on Holocaust Memorial Day, which was established by the Israeli parliament in 1951.


The March of the Living will take the participants along a three-kilometer path from the main gate of the former German Auschwitz I concentraion camp to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp where, next to the ruins of the largest crematoriums, a ceremony commemorating the victims of the Holocaust will be held.


During World War II, the Germans exterminated nearly 1.1 million people in the camp, mostly Jews, but also Poles, the Roma people, Russian POW's and people of other nationalities. (PAP)

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