APPLICATION IS DUE DECEMBER 5, 2016

The cost of the trip is $5900.

which includes three international flights, all meals, lodging, bus transportation, land costs & admissions, tips, security arrangements, backpack, luggage tags, passport neck wallet, journal booklet, t-shirt, MOL jacket, pins, educators and program materials. Round trip flight to New York from Dallas is not included in this cost.

The Goal

The universal goal of the International March of the Living is to help inspire our participants to fight indifference, racism and injustice by witnessing the atrocities of the Holocaust. Our hope is that the program will help strengthen Jewish identity, connections to Israel and build a community of future Jewish leaders.

Our PROGRAM

At the March of the Living, thousands of Jewish teens, from countries all around the world, share in a once in a lifetime experience when they march three kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II. The March commemorates Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can be there – along with over 10,000 participants who will be part of this historic event. As a proud young Marcher, your experience will be in direct contrast to the tragic fate of hundreds of thousands of Jews and others, who were forced by the Nazis to take part in the infamous death Marches, across vast expanses of European terrain, under the harshest of conditions. This time, however, there will be a difference. It will be a March of the Living, with thousands of Jewish youth, like yourself, marching shoulder to shoulder.

During your week in Poland, in addition to participating in the March of the Living at Auschwitz, you will take part in an educational tour of both Jewish life in the area and the places where it was extinguished during the Holocaust.

From Poland, you will fly to Israel to join the entire Jewish community in celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. In Israel, you will participate in a week of unforgettable experiences.

The Impact

The March of the Living is joined every year by thousands of Jewish teens, adults and survivors from around the world, along with many other people from diverse faiths and backgrounds.

A key element of the program is the unique participation of Holocaust survivors. By being able to hear survivors stories in the very places where they unfolded, is an experience of a lifetime to remember the past and ensure the future. The years approaching are some of the last that survivors will be able to join us, making participation in this trip more timely and relevant than ever before. As Elie Wiesel once said: "When you listen to a witness, you become a witness." Our participants will become the living testimony for future generations.

According to objective third party studies, the long-term effect of the March of the Living program has been significant in terms of its impact on both Jewish and universal values. The participants return with a greater commitment to Israel, to remembering the Holocaust, to strengthening Jewish identity and practice, and becoming involved in their local Jewish communities. March of the Living alumni have also made important social contributions to the community at large, such as assisting the homeless, combating the ongoing genocide in Darfur, volunteering at home or abroad in various worthy humanitarian efforts, and working diligently to combat prejudice and hatred of every kind.

APPLICATION IS DUE DECEMBER 5, 2016