Concluding a solemn trip to Poland, marking the memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, thousands of Jewish teenagers celebrated their Jewishness at the Kosel.
In Europe, the diverse group marched three kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II.
The symbolic march retraces the steps of the “March of Death,” the actual route which countless numbers of our people were forced to take on their way to the gas chambers at Birkenau. This time, however, they walked with their heads held high, proud to openly express their Judaism.
The Chabad Tefilin Stand at the Kosel brought down dozens of young Lubavitchers from the Tzemach Tzedek Kolel and the Mayanot Yeshiva, to assist in helping such a large quantity of people put on Tefilin.
Five temporary stands were erected throughout the plaza.
With their spirits thirsty for spiritual revenge to prove the continuity of the Jewish people, thousands of young Jews emotionally put on Tefilin, some for the first time.