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Hillel and Miami remember lives lost to Holocaust

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<p>Students listen in on the reading of the names of Holocaust victims during Hillel at Miami&#x27;s Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial.</p>

Students listen in on the reading of the names of Holocaust victims during Hillel at Miami's Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial.

Miami University’s Great Seal was host to a memorial reading commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and other atrocities on Tuesday, April 18.

Readers throughout the day included a mix of students, faculty and community members.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers took the stage to read from a list of names. Details also often included the person’s age and the place they died.

Names that were read off were often accompanied by the person's age and the place where they were killed.

Signs around the Seal identified the event and asked for quiet from those passing by. As the readings happened, people occasionally stopped to listen and pay their respects.

While the event was hosted by Hillel at Miami, an organization for Jewish students, people of all backgrounds were invited to read.

The reading event was put on by Hillel at Miami, an organization dedicated to empowering Miami’s Jewish students. It was part of the commemoration of Yom HaShoah, a Jewish holiday also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The list of names were predominately those killed in the Holocaust, but also included victims of other modern atrocities.


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