Rachel Merzel ’12 writes:
Tonight is the start of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Traditionally, students and professors at Wesleyan participate in a 24-hour long name reading of Holocaust victims. This year, Yom HaShoah falls on the night of the 20th. We will be doing a midnight-to-midnight reading in the lobby of the Exley Science Center on Tuesday the 21st.
READERS NEEDED! We still have some big gaps to fill. Go to this link to sign-up for a timeslot:
About Yom HaShoah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_HaShoah
This event is one of efforts world-wide to never forget the 6 million and more murdered in the Holocaust. Sadly we have yet to see an end to genocide in the world. Reading the names of victims is very powerful both for the reader and the listener. I hope you will consider taking a part in this effort.
Edit 1:51 am: The slots have all been filled! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped make this happen. For those who are reading, the location of the table is the Exley Science Center Lobby Church St. side (nook near Pi Cafe, ST lab, & elevators). There will be instructions taped to the table and you can always call the coordinator on-call for any questions or if you would like a second person to read with you.
May a tragedy like this never happen again, and may humankind be above genocide.