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