The March of the Living set out from March 15 Square in Budapest today afternoon. Commemorators of Hungary’s Holocaust victims followed a path crossing Elisabeth Bridge to the Friedrich Born banks of the River Danube. Chief rabbi Tamás Róna greeted those gathered and asked them to preserve the memory of the 600,000 Jews “whose lives could never be fulfilled”. Imre Leibovits, a survivor of the Holocaust, said that over the past 2,000 years, Jews have been subjected to persecution after persecution. No state absent of pogroms had existed, he added. The procession walked to the sound of the shofar, a ram’s-horn trumpet used in Jewish religious ceremonies.