Why choose March of the Living?
Thousands of Jewish people, from countries all around the world, will share a once in a lifetime experience when they march the 3km from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during WWII. Join us in remembering all those that perished and share this unique experience with survivors of the Holocaust.
On, 17th- 22nd April 2020 11,000 people from around the world will march three kilometres from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp built by the Nazis during World War II.
Prior to the March, you will travel as part of a group, visiting the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek, visiting Krakow, as well as historic Jewish sites in Poland. You will retrace the steps of the Death March, the actual route that countless members of our people were forced to take on their way to the gas chambers.
This time, however, it will be a March of the Living, with thousands of Jewish people, like yourself, marching shoulder to shoulder. You will participate in a memorial service at one of the gas chambers/crematoria, in Birkenau, which will conclude with the singing of Hatikvah, reaffirming 'Am Yisrael Chai'- 'The Jewish People Live.'
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and Bergen Belson, this year’s trip will conclude in Germany following the March, where survivors and special guests will get together for a historic ceremony, which we will have the honour in being a part of.
The Sir Martin and Lady Esther Gilbert Scholarship
We are delighted to bring five highly subsidised places, available to our students, to attend March of the Living (MOTL) with the Sir Martin and Lady Esther Gilbert Scholarship. If successful in attaining the scholarship, you will pay £50 rather than £399 (student place cost; regular cost £499.) Apply Here
If you are unsuccessful in attaining the scholarship or ineligible to apply (if you have been on March of the Living before), you are still welcome on our student bus. All students are welcome! Apply here and make sure you select 'UJS Student' on 'How did you hear about March of the Living?' to be put on a Student Bus!
If you are unable to make the 2020 dates for March of the Living but might be interested in a future trip, please contact Lauren for more information or register your interest on the form below.