March of the Living
Nearly eight decades after the Holocaust, a Florida Congresswoman is taking to the front lines of a new battle , she says, to right old wrongs.
What is the Holocaust? It’s a simple sentence that’s not very easy to answer. But it’s one three South Florida Holocaust survivors are trying to explain it to teenagers in hopes of keeping their legacy alive, long after their lives end. It’s their life’s work.
Every year thousands of people from around the world travel to Poland with a purpose. It’s simple. To march for the living where thousands more marched to their deaths. The march takes place every year in Auschwitz, Poland on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Three men…three stories…three lives changed forever. Nearly 70 years after the holocaust, survivors David Schaecter, David Mermelstein and Joe Sachs remember those horrific dark days and the loved ones they lost — just like it was yesterday.
Since I returned from The March of the Living, I’ve been waking up at odd hours of the early morning, thinking about the things I saw and learned and searching for effective, sensitive ways to tell their stories. It’s a huge responsibility, one I could never have imagined I would face. Yet I’m so grateful fate chose me to be a part of it, giving me the chance to help others understand.