March of Remembrance 2023

On Friday, July 21, on the eve of the 81st anniversary of the Great Liquidation Action, the twelfth March of Remembrance, dedicated to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto, took place through the streets of Warsaw.

The March was dedicated to Jewish civil and armed resistance. It was accompanied by the opening of the outdoor exhibition “The Roots of the Uprising. Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto” on the square next to the Muranów Cinema. In the same place there was also a concert of the VRC Choir, which under the baton of Anna Waligóra-Tarnowska performed four songs of resistance in Yiddish.

Organizer: the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Honorary patronage: The Honorary Patronage over the March of Remembrance was taken by the President of the Capital City of Warsaw

Partners: EMOTL European March of the Living, Warsaw Ghetto Museum, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Socio-Cultural Society of Jews in Poland, Jetline

Warsaw lost ⅓ of its residents in the German deportation operation – said Monika Krawczyk, director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute – It is estimated that nearly 300,000 Jews living in the closed district of Warsaw were murdered in death camps. To a large extent, we do not know what their names were, which is why we carry Ribbons of Remembrance with their names written on them, symbolically bringing their memory back to life. Poland remembers the Holocaust, Warsaw remembers its residents.

The March gathered hundreds of participants from Poland and abroad. It was attended by the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Wojciech Kolarski, Ambassador of Israel in Poland Yacov Livne, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw Aldona Machnowska-Góra, representatives of the diplomatic corps and Jewish institutions from Poland and abroad.