28. March of the Living – 28/04 – 05/06/2019

From 28/04/2015 to 06/05/2019, the 28th March of the Living took place. This year, the Treblinka Museum was visited by approximately 3,500 people. They were mainly students from around the world who, with their presence, wanted to commemorate and pay tribute to the murdered in the German extermination camps. This year, as part of the March of the Living, the largest group of visitors to Treblinka were youth from Canada and Mexico.

This year’s March of the Living was organized on the 75th anniversary of the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. The main celebrations took place at the site of the former Birkenau extermination camp near the ruins of the crematoria, at the monument to the victims of the Holocaust. Participants started from the main camp gate with the inscription “Arbeit macht frei”, they travelled a three-kilometer-long path between two former German camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.

Marches of the Living have been organized since 1988 in Poland and Israel. Young people want to honor the memory of all those who were murdered in German camps. For a week, groups from all over the world visit places associated with Jewish tradition and the Holocaust.

2 July 2019