March Of The Living International


The project of a Romanian student/teacher delegation for the March of the Living in Poland, was initiated in 2012 by the Ronald S.Lauder Foundation and the Lauder-Reut Educational Complex. The project objective is to involve students and teachers from as many Romanian public schools as possible, in an active learning about Holocaust, by participating at the International March of the Living in Poland. So far in the post-WWII Romanian history, no official student/teacher delegation has attended this commemorative event of fundamental, largely international outreach. The project received the support of the District 3 City hall, the Bucharest Schools Authority, the Elie Wiesel Institute as well as the honorary patronage of several foreign diplomatic missions to Romania: Israel, Germany, Poland US, Spain. The March of the Living International is an annual educational program, which gathers students from all over the world to Poland, to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Since the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 150,000 youth from around the world have marched down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day.