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The Organization of the Eleventh March of the Living

15-02-1999

The Office of the Prime Minister held a seminar on the organization of this year's March of the Living. Jewish march organizers and educators took part, as did representatives of the Polish Prime Minister, Polish-Jewish friendship organizations, the Oswiecim city government, the village of Brzezinka, and the Museum.

The Polish and Jewish sides agreed that the most important thing is the fact that a dialogue involving the local communities has begun, and expressed regrets that no such meetings took place previously (this year's March is the eleventh held since 1988). They also agreed that priority should be attached - through educational efforts - to eliminating both anti-Polonism and anti-Semitism.