‘Death March’ Survivor Embarks on March of the Living

Joe Mandel took part in the infamous 'Death March' from his labor camp in Mauthausen to Gunskirchen - where he was eventually liberated. This year, both Joe Mandel - and his daughter Naomi Wise are participating in the march together with the Canadian group.

Joe met his liberator for the first time last year, when a group of US liberators joined March of the Living 2012.

Watch the emotional moment as told by Joe himself:

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The annual March of the Living brings students to Poland to learn about the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate; Now in its 25th year, the program has brought more than 150,000 youth from around the world to march down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day; In this dedicated blog, participants in the March of the Living 2013 trip share their thoughts, opinions, pictures and experiences; Participants who want a chance to publish in the Times of Israel MOTL-2013 blog should submit blog posts to Nati@schnurassociates.com