Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

The UVM Hillel community invites each of you to several events that will be taking place this week in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week. More than a half-century ago, during the genocide of World War II, two thirds of Jews in Europe were exterminated. Yom haShoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance and UVM Holocaust Remembrance Week activities will focus on raising awareness about this subject. Please feel free to attend any or all of these events. Please share the information with others who may have an interest in this commemoration. The week’s events include:


Remembrance Service, May 5th, 7 pm, CC Theater, Billings Student Center featuring Lani Silver, Holocaust Oral Historian

Several speakers will be sharing the impact that the Holocaust has had on them. This program features Lani Silver, a preeminent Holocaust Oral Historian who will discuss “The Holocaust and Social Injustice Today”.


Field of Flags, May 3-7, UVM Green

A visually moving memorial of 2400 flags, each representing 5000 people killed in the Holocaust. The flags are in seven different colors corresponding to the color of the patch prisoners were forced to wear in the concentration camps.


Litany of Martyrs, May 4, 5 & 6, 9 am-5 pm, at the Catamount statue between the Bookstore and Royal Tyler Theatre

The litany is a reading of names of people who were killed in the Holocaust. These names will be read continuously to stress the severity of the Nazi atrocities perpetrated on the Jewish and other communities. Anyone can sign up for 5 minute increments and read names of the people who perished. Call Susan Leff at 656-1145 to sign up.


Remembrance Dinner, May 6th, 7:00 pm, Allen House     

An “all you can eat” BBQ fund raiser for The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Project.

This will be followed by a Candlelight Service at the Field of Flags. $2 suggested donation for dinner.


These events are co-sponsored by: UVM Hillel, UVM Women's Center, ALANA,
Holocaust Studies, and The Center for Cultural Pluralism, Student Life, LBGQTA,
Student Government Association,
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, a Hillel Darmstaedter
Holocaust Education Program
Grant, a SGA Cultural Diversity Fund Grant, The
Dean of Students Office,
Kelliher Samets Volk, Temple Sinai and several local supporters.

 We hope to see you throughout the week.

The UVM Hillel Community