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March of the Living (Israel)

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[MOTL logo] logo image located by Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022

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An event known as the "מצעד החיים" (English: March of the Living, MOTL) is held every year on January 27, the day in which the "International Holocaust Remembrance Day" or "International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" is observed (in Germany officially since 1996 and internationally since the passing of the
Resolution 60/7 of the UN General Assembly of January 24, 2005 (other sources mention November 1), 2005 to come into effect since 2006), a 3 km march is held, from Auschwitz to Birkenau, to commemorate the victims of the "השואה" (English: Catastrophe, more formally and commonly accepted as Holocaust, romanized as Shoah, or more commonly known as Holocaust Memorial Day, transliterated as Yom HaShoah). 27 January was chosen to commemorate the date that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945, Auschwitz being the biggest concentration camp and most commonly known, located around Auschwitz (Oświęcim).

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Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022


[MOTL (Israel)] image located by Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022

There's a commemorative flag for the 2018th edition of the MOTL, in which both, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and 30th anniversary of the first MOTL in 1988, are observed. The flag is a white horizontal flag with the commemorative logo in the middle in light blue (video here:
Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022