After returning from traveling to Poland and Israel with BBYO Passport’s National Teen Delegation to the March of the Living earlier this month, teen Emily Dubin processed the experience through a heartfelt, multimedia poem. It shares the impact of the experience communicated through raw emotion and reinforces that this an important experience to have in order to “never forget.”
In her words, “After spending two weeks in Poland and Israel on the March of the Living, I’m still processing everything. I wrote this poem on the bus ride after leaving Majdanek, which was in my opinion the hardest day for everybody. But it was also the day where we all came together, holding each other together before anyone had a chance to break. Among all the pain, there was beauty. In all the darkness, there will always be light- because we survived. Am Yisrael Chai.”
Every year, BBYO sends a national teen delegation on the March of the Living with BBYO Passport, where teens from around the world come together to bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland and then travel to Israel to rejoice in the Jewish Homeland. The program commemorates Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, in the streets of Jerusalem. For more reflections from this year’s delegation, click here. Teens interested in attending next year can pre-register here.
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