2020 applicants
Event

The Reading of Names

  • Mon 28 Jan 19

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Square 3

  • Event type

    Other

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

The Reading of Names of victims of the Holocaust and other genocides represents a significant act of remembrance that is best expressed by David Berger, a victim of the Holocaust who was killed at the age of 19 in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1941. David said: "If something happens, I would want there to be somebody who would remember that someone named D. Berger had once lived. This will make things easier for me in the difficult moments."

The Reading of Names is informal, if solemn, and each name we read aloud represents the many whose names we also do not know. We would like volunteers to read names aloud for around five minutes during the hour. If you are a member of staff or a student and you would like to contribute to this important commemoration, please contact the events team.

Venue: Square 3, University of Essex Colchester Campus.

Date: Monday 28 January 2019, 1-2pm.

Part of Holocaust Memorial Week 2019