Three Men. Three Stories. Three Lives Changed Forever.
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.
Participants learn first hand the power of hate, from those who survived it. They also see first hand the strength it takes to live and teach the lessons of the Holocaust. In 2012, CBS4 News reporter Ted Scouten and Photojournalist Rafael Murciano traveled there with three survivors from South Florida as they Marched for the Living.
Their purpose: To ensure their stories of suffering and survival live on long after their deaths. David Mermelstein, Joe Sachs and David Schaecter shared their individual stories in this common mission with children from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
They shared it with you in this television event as they took us on a tour of Auschwitz I, Birkenau and Majdanek. Three infamous camps that saw their share of torture, and death.
Here is the CBS4 Special March of the Living: Return to Auschwitz in its entirety.
For survivor David Schaecter, the meaning of the day was clear. “The enormity of the holocaust in and of itself is a difficult thing to understand. A difficult thing to swallow.”
GAS CHAMBERS OF MAJDANEK: READ TED SCOUTEN’S FULL STORY
THREE WHO SURVIVED: READ TED SCOUTEN’S FULL STORY
THROUGH THEIR EYES