UN Exhibit to Honor March of the Living
Following International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations will be hosting the International March of the Living Exhibit, “When you Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness”, in the Visitors Centre, Dag Hammarskjold Library Lower Level, beginning on Tuesday, January 28th 2014, with an opening event and reception that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, The Honorable Ron Prosser, as the keynote speaker.
“When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness” features moving images and reflections in verse gleaned from over 25 years of March of the Living, documenting the stories of aging survivors and young students as they walk hand in hand participating in a life transforming journey.
The exhibit ends with a “Guest Book,” where visitors are encouraged to write their own messages of hope and tolerance. These statements will be taken on the 2014 March of the Living, and placed on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau along with the thousands of other plaques participants place there themselves.
When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness will run through the end of February 2014. The exhibit is open to UN pass holders and for those who have pre-registered online for a UN Guided Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Additional private tours together with guest speakers can be arranged through the March of the Living offices.