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Holocaust Remembrance Program Descriptions

AEPi – We Walk to Remember

“We Walk to Remember” was initiated at Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Alpha Chapter at New York University in 2007. This AEPi-wide Holocaust remembrance initiative is aimed at ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust and its lessons remain at the forefront of civil discourse on college campuses. By taking action and participating in “We Walk to Remember,” thousands of AEPi brothers will remind their peers and community members that the Holocaust is a human issue that deserves our collective remembrance.

On Thursday, April 19, or anytime the week before or the week after chapters across North America will participate in”We Walk to Remember.” In honor of Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi will walk their respective campuses in silence, wearing signs that read “Never Forget” and handing out literature describing the meaning of this most solemn occasion. The total time commitment could be as little as 30 minutes or as long as you choose.

BBI – “Unto Every Person There Is a Name”

“Unto Every Person There Is a Name” is a program which can be done before or after the “Walk.” We encourage you hold this ceremony at a central point on campus.

The worldwide Holocaust memorial project,”Unto Every Person There Is a Name,” is a unique project designed to perpetuate the memory of the Jewish victims of the Shoah as individuals by publically reciting their names on Yom Ha’Shoah. By personalizing the individual tragedy of its victims and survivors, this project seeks to defy dangerous trends of indifference and ignorance toward World War II and the Holocaust. Six million Jews, of whom one and a half million were children, perished in the Shoah, while the world remained indifferent and failed to act. Today, anti-Semitism has virtually been eliminated as a policy of any state, but anti-Jewish attitudes and anti-Semitic manifestations still persist.

Ceremonies during which names of Holocaust victims are recited, together with information including age, place of birth, and place of death, personalize the tragedy of the Holocaust. We therefore remember individuals, not just the intangible term, “the Six Million.”

The 2012 theme suggested by Yad Vashem is “My Brother’s Keeper – Jewish Solidarity during the Holocaust” which provides the basic framework for ceremonies and observances around the world.

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