Uncategorized | 9:08 pm | May 1, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Students remember Holocaust through march, ceremony

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Photo by Sharon Yin.

Students on campus commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. around forty students gathered on Cross Campus to read the names of children who perished during the Holocaust, in half-hour shifts.

“It’s a good way to engage and educate the community,” said Josh Kalla, vice president of AEPi and Israel chair of the Yale Hillel Executive Board. “It’s also a way to memorialize victims of the Holocaust.”

Following the name-reading, students participated in a march, dubbed the “Walk To Remember” — a memorial event instituted this year.

The walk began around 7 p.m. from the Slifka Center. The participants, who wore all black as a sign of mourning, walked in a single-file line around campus in silence, passing out fliers to those who walked by. Leading the crowd was Gerry Garcia ’94 SOM ’01, who serves as the chapter advisor for AEPi.

“It’s an obligation we choose upon ourselves to never forget,” Garcia said. “That’s why we are wearing stickers that say ‘never forget.’”

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and Yale Hillel worked together to organize the events that commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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