Sundown on April 11th, for many marked the beginning of Yom HaShoah, universally known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. This service is meant to commemorate the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, represented by the 6 candles that burn through the ceremony, and give a voice to those that have no one to speak for them. Stockton’s Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center sponsored a Yom HaShoah service that Tuesday at Congregation Beth Israel, located in Northfield, which was titled “Unto Every Person There Is A Name.”
To bring the topic more close to home, Stockton University also provided on campus services as well to honor the 6 million lives lost. Representatives from the two sponsors of the event, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Delta Zeta Sorority, students, faculty, and staff read the names of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust that were recorded with Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.