The United States will send its first-ever official delegation to the annual March of the Living, an educational program that includes a silent march from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
Raphael Ahren, diplomatic correspondent for The Times of Israel, reported the news on Tuesday, noting that the delegation was to be led by three U.S. ambassadors: Israeli Ambassador David Friedman, German Ambassador Richard Grenell and Polish Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher.
For first time ever, the US is sending an “official delegation” to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. The delegation is headed by @USAmbIsrael David Friedman, US Ambassador to Germany @RichardGrenell and @USAmbPoland Georgette Mosbacher.
— Raphael Ahren (@RaphaelAhren) April 30, 2019
According to the March’s official website, “The International March of the Living is an annual educational program, bringing individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred.” (RELATED: Why Does Pete Buttigieg Think Mike Pence Has A Problem With Him Being Gay?)
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 30, 2019
Grenell told The Daily Caller that the March would serve as a “public declaration” of America’s strong stance against anti-semitism worldwide.
My participation, along with other U.S. ambassadors in the March of the Living, is a public declaration of the United States’ stand against anti-semitism and a physical acknowledgement of the horrors of the Holocaust. The [United States] is committed to honoring the memory of those murdered.
The March of the Living is scheduled to take place May 2. One week later, on May 9, a companion march from Kikar Safra to the Kotel will take place in Jerusalem.