Today marks ten years since one of the most pivotal experiences of my entire life — the March of Remembrance and Hope Holocaust Study Trip to Germany and Poland.
Travelling on the trip with two Holocaust survivors and sixty young Canadians was transformative. My grandfather had practically dared me to go — thinking that it would shake my faith. Continue reading “Ten years since the March of Remembrance & Hope”
When the Polish government passed a bill on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in an effort to criminalize attributing responsibility for the Holocaust to Poles, many Israeli leaders and Jews became furious considering the move tantamount to a form of Holocaust denial.
The proposed legislation reads: “Whoever claims, publicly and contrary to the facts, that the Polish Nation or the Republic of Poland is responsible or co-responsible for Nazi crimes committed by the Third Reich… or for other felonies that constitute crimes against peace, crimes against humanity or war crimes, or whoever otherwise grossly diminishes the responsibility of the true perpetrators of said crimes – shall be liable to a fine or imprisonment for up to 3 years.”
To read more, click here to view my piece on The Federalist.
Applications are open until January 15, 2018 for Canadians interested in participating in the March of Remembrance and Hope Holocaust Study Trip to Germany and Poland. The program is intense, exhausting, heart-wrenching — this is one of the most worthwhile things I’ve ever done. Truly not a day goes by that I do not recall the trip in some way. Continue reading “Apply: March of Remembrance & Hope Holocaust Study Trip”