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D.C. rally urges action on Darfur
Thousands gather, seek end to genocide; Jews perceive parallels to the Holocaust
By Matthew Hay Brown and Laura McCandlish
Sun reporters
Originally published May 1, 2006
WASHINGTON // From the stage at the east end of the National Mall, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel warned the crowd of the cost of keeping quiet about the genocide in Darfur.

“Silence helps the killers,” said Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor. “Never the victims.”

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From the middle of the crowd, surrounded by members of his congregation, Rabbi Bradd Boxman nodded.

“As Jews, we have no right to say ‘never again’ if we don’t do anything now,” said Boxman, of Har Sinai, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Owings Mills. “We have a moral responsibility to do something.”