President To March With The Living

President Katzav and his wife, responding to an invitation from the President of Poland will attend the March of the Living ceremony on Tuesday.

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President Katzav and his wife, responding to an invitation from the President of Poland, will leave for a state visit to Poland. Katzav will meet with Polish leaders, and together with his host, will attend the March of the Living ceremony on Tuesday. He will also attend other official events in Warsaw marking 60 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Some 3,500 people from around the world, including 1,500 youths, will take part in the March of the Living along the three-kilometer route between Birkenau and Auschwitz. They will thus commemorate the Death Marches the Nazis forced Jews to take along the same route in the 1940's. Thousands of Jews perished in three of these Death Marches during the Holocaust years. The March of the Living, a loud proclamation that "Am Yisrael Chai" - the People of Israel still live - will take place on Tuesday, coinciding with Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day.




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