“For a Wold without Violence: Young People at Auschwitz against Racism and Anti-Semitism”: the pilgrimage made by Communities of Sant’Egidio from Eastern Europe took place last week. They visited sites scarred by the Holocaust as a way of symbolising their personal commitment to a Europe and a world without racism, anti-Semitism or violence.
More than five hundred young persons took part: from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Italy, as well as a delegation from Georgia.
Here some images of some of the most significant stages:
These were days of encounter,
exchange and reflection.
The meeting with Rabbi David Brodman, Chief Rabbi of Savyon (Israel), survivor of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.
At Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, a silent march was held along the "death track"
In the Place of Memorial to the Extermination,
two floral wreaths were laid in memory of the Jews and of the Gypsies who met with their deaths in the camps