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Why are those colored flags in the courtyard?

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project (HGHRP)  presents “The Flags We Bear,” memorials located in the north and south courtyards on the Brighton Campus. Comprising 1,150 flags and solar lights, the memorial features colored flags representing different groups, including 6 million Jews (yellow flags), who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust (1933-1945). The memorials were created to build awareness of the college’s 25th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration next Thursday, April 23.

HGHRP leaders encourage the college community to recognize the significance of Yom HaShoah, translated as the “Day of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance.” All are invited to come listen to the local Holocaust survivors who will share their personal stories of survival next Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm in the Forum. This year’s commemoration also honors the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Local media are also spreading the word:


Holocaust, Genocide
and Human Rights Project

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