The March of Remembrance

This year’s March will take place on Sunday, 21st July, 2013

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On 22nd July, 2013 it will be 71 years since the beginning of the liquidation action of the biggest ghetto in Poland: the Warsaw Ghetto. As a result, in the extermination camp in Treblinka, more than 300 thousand of Jewish residents of Warsaw were murdered.

For the second time, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and Partners (Jewish Community, Center for Holocaust Research IFiS PAN, Stowarzyszenie Drugie Pokolenie (Second Generation Association), Jewish Youth Organization, the districts: Śródmieście and Wola) unite their forces to organize the March of Remembrance, which will run through the streets of Warsaw on Sunday, 21st July, 2013.

On the eve of the anniversary, we would like to pay tribute to all of the Victims of the Holocaust, which took place on Polish soils during the Second World War. The theme of this year’s march will be the life story of Marysia Ajzensztadt who voluntarily joined her father being taken to the Umschlagsplatz.

On 21st July, 2013 we will walk a symbolic way „back” from the Umschlagplatz to the house where once the Ajzensztadts lived, in the immediate vicinity of the Great Synagogue, where their music was played.

The Route of the March

Streets: Stawki (the Umschlagplatz Monument); Stanisława Dubois, Ludwika Zamenhofa, Mordechaja Anielewicza, Świętojerska, Ogród Krasińskich, Bohaterów Getta, Długa, Bielańska, Antoniego Corazziego, Tłomackie.

RIBBONS OF REMEMBRANCE

At the end of the March, the participants will receive from volunteers cards with 10 life stories symbolizing the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust. Each participant will choose how many and which stories they want to connect with each other with a golden ribbon, which they will have carried throughout the March.We invite you to take part in the March, both Warsaw residents and tourists from Poland and abroad, all those who remember and want to remember the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto.

The program of the March

17:00 The opening ceremony of the March of Remembrance in front of the Unschlagplatz monument (crossroad of Stawki and Dzika Streets)
- welcoming word from the Director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute: Professor Paweł Śpiewak
- a speech by the Presindent of The Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland Piotr Kadlčik
- performance of the song Ejli Lama Azawtani by Maniucha Bikont, accompanied by Raphael Rogiński

around 18:30 The end of the March on Tłomackie street in front of the Jewish Historical Institute in the place where the Great Synagogue formerly stood on Tłomackie. — a speech by Professor Paweł Śpiewak — a fragment of monodrama Josel Rakower speaks to God performed by Slawomir Holland

Organizer

The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Partners of the March

Jewish Community Center for Holocaust Research IFiS PAN

Stowarzyszenie Drugie Pokolenie (Second Generation Association)

Jewish Youth Organization

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Districts: Śródmieście and Wola

Media Patronage

Polskie Radio

Gazeta Wyborcza

TVP Kultura

Mówią Wieki

The Honorary Patronage over the March of Remembrance has been assumed by the President of Warsaw

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

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