March of Life for Israel in Zurich 2017

On the afternoon of September 11, 2017 the March of Life for Israel took place in Zürich. Over 300 participants from the Jewish and Christian communities – among them several persons from Christians on the Side of Israel, Switzerland and Israelity Switzerland – marched through the streets of the old city, from Hell Gate near the Art Museum, to the former synagogue from the Middle Ages, then to Zwingli Plaza and finally through Parade Plaza to city hall between the National Library with a view toward the southwest, toward Jerusalem. There representatives of the perpetrators and the victims told about the past. A confession of remorse was proclaimed and roses were presented to the two Holocaust survivors Catherine Rübner and Gabor Hirsch, after they had told their touching stories. Following a lecture on „A sign against anti-Semitism“ and a final appearance of the dance group, many of the participants also danced spontaneously.


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