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The March of the Living Holocaust memorial postponed due to coronavirus

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The March of the Living, an annual education event that brings together survivors and others in Poland to remember the Holocaust, has been postponed due to fears of the coronavirus, the event's organizers said late on Sunday.

"After consulting with the relevant health bodies and officials, it is with a heavy heart that we are forced to announce the postponement of this year's March of the Living in Poland," March of the Living's World Chair Shmuel Rosenman said in a statement. "Our primary concern is the health of the many participants and the Holocaust survivors who would be joining them."

Sixteen cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far in Poland.

March of the Living is the largest annual international Holocaust education program. It has taken place in Poland without interruption, since its inception in 1988. Each year, more than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 countries participate in the march, including from Canada, United States, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Poland and beyond. They are joined by Holocaust survivors and other VIPs from around the globe.

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