Every year thousands of people from all over the world took part in the march to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. This year it was different ... The right initiative, an educational, historical, touching event, but limited by the restrictions related to COVID-19. The organizers of the march showed that the appropriate determination and faith in the goal allows the organization of the event even in these difficult times.
In 2021, the March of the Living was held using 3D technology. Representatives of various countries and stories related to the victims of the Holocaust have been filmed in such a way that they seem to be walking along the route at the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum.
Photo Paweł Dziedzic
Thousands of people took part in the event, including: the President of Israel Re`uwen Riwlin, Anthony Fauci - chief medical advisor to the President of the USA - Joe Biden, employees of the World Health Organization, director of the Auschwitz Museum - Piotr Cywiński. Below is the full list of "marching" participants:
Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, Dr. Schmuel Rosenman, Phyllis Greenberg Heideman, Richard Heideman, Baruch Adler, Moshe Lion, Mr. Avraham Duvdevani, Prof. Idit Matot, Prof. Nachman Ash, Prof. Zion Hagai, Prof. Galia Rahav, Vera Krigel Groseman, Isaac 'Bougie' Herzog, Prof. Ofer Merin, Dr. Robert Finaly, Eli Bin, Elka Borenstein, Tzipora Freund, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Dr. Albert Eli Eli / Halicha, Le'Caesarea, Dr. Miriam Adelson, Howard Goldstein, Elie Horn, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Edward Mosberg, Sir Frank Lowy, Shai Abramson
One of the most moving aspects of this year's march was the possibility of placing a commemorative plaque in front of the Auschwitz Birkenau tracks. People from all over the world shared their emotions, wrote their personal messages, uniting with the event. Anyone could put the note in their native language. Their authors expressed support, shared their experiences and stories of themselves and their families who were victims of the Holocaust. On the nevermeansnever.com website, almost 5 thousand. notes from over 80 countries.