Tucson Holocaust survivor Sidney Finkel will lead Southern Arizona teens on the 2020 March of the Living. Participants will retrace his steps through his childhood home of Piotrkow, Poland, including the first Nazi decreed ghetto in occupied Poland, where he and his family were forced to live. Finkel is the author of “Sevek and the Holocaust: The Boy Who Refused to Die,” a memoir used by many schools as part of their Holocaust curriculum.
Participants will join thousands of teens from around the world. They will learn about Jewish life before World War II, and march the three kilometers between Auschwitz and Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis. The second half of the trip takes place in Israel, where the teens will celebrate Am Yisrael, the survival of the Jewish people, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.
High school juniors and seniors may apply for this April 17-May 3, 2020 journey. An informational meeting for teens and parents is Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. To attend and for location, RSVP to Suzanne Amador, 577-9393, or [email protected].