Holocaust vigil keeps memory alive
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
By Nancy Gray

Beginning yesterday, students from Western Hillel braved the cold air and rain for 24 hours to read the names of Holocaust victims.

From 12:30 p.m. Monday until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Holocaust vigil was set up on Concrete Beach in front of the University Community Centre.

“Our goal is to read the names of the victims who perished in the Holocaust and to give identities, faces, and names — personality to those lost,â€? said Alana Getzler, Western Hillel’s Holocaust education and anti-semitism awareness chair.

Six million is such a large number that people get desensitized, she added.

The names of victims were read as well as where they were from, their age, and where they were killed. MORE.