Descendants of the Shoah & the Jewish Holocaust Centre will be holding
information night on the Adult March of the Living April 2006 trip to Poland and Israel.
Date: Tuesday 15 November 2005
Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
15 Selwyn Street
Elsternwick Melbourne Australia
Enquiries: (03) 9528 1985
Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc. Descendants of the Shoah Inc. Melbourne, Australia
The Adult March of the Living (AMOTL) is a commemorative, educative and interactive journey open to participants over three generations.
The March of the Living is an international, educational program that brings Jewish people (mainly teenagers) from around the world to Poland where they visit the sites of the Holocaust and on Yom HaShoah march the four kilometres from Auschwitz to Birkenau. They then fly to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, (Israel Memorial Day,) and Yom Ha'atzmaut. (Israel Independence Day)
The first March of the Living took place in 1988 as an international program designed for Jewish high school students from Canada, France, Mexico, and Greece. Many other countries now participate, including Australia. 2005 was the fifth March of the Living for Australian students and the second for an Australian adult group.
The Adult March of the Living:
Offers participants a safe vehicle to travel to Poland, to tread the landscape.
Allows people to commemorate and memorialize in a group setting.
PAULINE ROCKMAN, AMOTL Director
Gives the opportunity and privilege to travel with survivors - the 3 generations together. For survivors it offers a chance to be honoured and their experiences validated. For second generation they have the opportunity to be with the survivors, be part of their experience and to have a window to the third generation as to how they will commemorate the Shoah. For the third generation it is an opportunity to be with the survivors and to offer their response to the Shoah.
Gives the participants the opportunity to explore roots, seek out family history, and learn about the landscape, in a supportive and informed atmosphere.
Confronts the reality of Jewish life in todays Poland.
Provides opportunities to engage in dialogue with non-Jewish Polish people.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CAN BE MADE TO:
Lena Fiszman Administration Officer,
AMOTL Jewish Holocaust Centre
15 Selwyn Street
ELSTERNWICK VIC 3185
Phone: (day) +61 3 9528 1985
Fax: (day) +61 3 9528 3758
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