President of the European Jewish Congress Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor, who visited the concentration camp of Auschwitz on Sunday with the youth delegation of the Jewish community from Russia, reminded young people that it was the Red Army that made the greatest contribution to the liberation of the death camps.
The youth delegation of the Jewish community from Russia, numbering about 1,000 people from 45 cities of the country, visited the complex of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau – in memory of the tragedy of the Jewish people during the WWII and as a token of gratitude for the feat of the Red Army liberating Europe and tens of thousands Prisoners of concentration camps, and saved hundreds of thousands of Jews in Hungary and other European countries. The trip was timed to the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War.
The Chief Rabbinate of Russia acted as the organizer of the “March of Life” action, it was held under patronage and with the support of the European Jewish Congress, and personally its President Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor, as well as Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia Alexander Boroda.
The delegation of the EJC and Jewish organizations of Russia lit candles in memory of the dead prisoners and soldiers-liberators. Also, the protesters met in Auschwitz with Bathesheva Fridman, who survived the Holocaust and told the youth about her personal experience of a person who managed to survive in inhuman conditions of the concentration camp.