2017-05-04 18:22:00

Jewish youth from Russia will light candles in Auschwitz to commemorate prisoners and soldiers-liberators

Moscow, May 4, Interfax - Delegation of Jewish youth from Russia on May 7 will participate in the March of Life action in Auschwitz camp in Poland.

The delegation will light the candles to commemorate perished prisoners and soldiers-liberators. Special attention of the youth will be focused on Russian part of the exposition, press service of Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar told Interfax-Religion.

Lazar and president of the European Jewish Congress Vyacheslav Kantor will accompany young people in their trip.

It is planned to hold a meeting with survived prisoner of the camp Batsheva Fridman.

The delegation consists of a thousand people from 45 cities and towns of Russia. It will be timed to the Victory Day and is called to remind Jewish youth about Holocaust and heroism of soldiers and commanders of the Red Army and role of the USSR in saving hundreds of thousands of Jews in Europe.