Dear friends

We invite you to join us for a memorial walk dedicated to Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler who risked their lives to try to save Hungarian Jews from certain death.  Their escape from Auschwitz and the Report they compiled in Žilina is a significant moment in the history of the Holocaust.  And not only that.  The Euro-Atlantic civilization is facing new challenges and it is quite relevant today to ponder the meaning of heroism in the face of hatred and prejudice.  A week of physical effort, joint discussions and lonely meditation, concluded in Žilina by a festive meeting in a synagogue, is a strong and motivating experience for every participant.

The main event in 2018 will again take place during the summer months and will consist of a package complete with accommodation, guided walk and accompanying services.  Since the accommodation capacity is limited and the number of participants has been growing, we are offering two identical walks on two different dates.  The route, the program, the team and the services will be identical for both walks.

Option one: 1 – 7 July 2018

Option two: 5 – 11 August 2018

The 130km route is divided into four walking days with one day of rest in Węgierska Górka.  Those who are interested may register for an optional full-day visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum on the first day.  On the last day of the march, the participants will take a train for part of the journey.  The program concludes with an evening in the Neolog Synagogue in Žilina.

If you are interested in joining the march, please request more information at icej@ecn.cz 

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