May 2nd, 2019
More than 10,000 Jewish and Polish youth took part in this year's March of the Living, on the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, to honour Holocaust victims. The march ended with a ceremony in the Auschwitz camp's Birkenau section. The march covers a three-kilometre route from the camp's infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate to the Birkenau site, which housed the camp's two main gas chambers. Among the participants were Holocaust survivors and a number of Polish and foreign officials, including Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Polish Agriculture Minister Jan Ardanowski. Also present were Rabbi Meir Lau and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I.