March of Remembrance and Hope is built on an experiential education model and the belief that stepping into history alongside expert guides and fellow Canadian students committed to participating on this journey of discovery, is key to a profoundly transformative experience. Participants are expected to take part in four pre-trip educational sessions via webinar. These sessions, led by various leading educational and Holocaust experts will help prepare you intellectually, contextually, and emotionally for the challenges and opportunities that will mark your journey to Germany and Poland.
A Journey Like No Other
During your trip to Germany and Poland, you will have the unique opportunity to step into history and visit Holocaust related sites.
You will visit monuments and memorials that commemorate the once thriving Jewish cultural centers in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin that were ravaged during the Holocaust.
You will walk through the former death camps of Auschwitz Birkenau and Majdanek witnessing the gas chambers and crematoria where millions of people were murdered.
To stand on this ground, to sense “the presence of the absence” is to feel the power of hatred and the danger of indifference. Perpetrators wrought this evil.The world, with their silence, gave its consent and allowed the atrocities to continue.
An integral part of the MRH program pertains to the presence of Holocaust survivors on each and every trip. These survivors are the heart and soul of the MRH program and will accompany you on your journey, sharing of their experiences and wisdom. You will feel their pain, be strengthened by their courage and become a witness yourself by experiencing the Holocaust through the stories of these remaining survivors.
Throughout your travels in Poland, you will be encouraged to freely discuss your feelings and impressions.There will be unforgettable moments – moments that inspire dialogue and create special bonds of friendship among the diverse participants on the program. Built on a solid foundation of mutual respect and understanding, such bonds celebrate the blessings of diversity and exemplify the capacity for reconciliation that exists in the human spirit.