CINCINNATI - Xavier University wants people to remember the Holocaust andlearn from the lessons of broken glass. November 9 is the dateconnected with the start of the Holocaust. It was that date, 72years ago, when Nazis launched attacks on Polish Jews living inGermany.
Nazis destroyed Jewish property and burned synogogues. The nightof destruction and shattered glass became known as Kristallnacht,or the "night of broken glass". The Nazis realized that the worldcommunity did not react to their attack, so the destruction ofJewish communities and the murder of millions ensued.
The community of Xavier does not want the modern day world toturn a deaf ear on other current tragedies. At the university'scampus, a public display is available for people to remember theHolocaust and bring attention to other injustices.
The display is from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the GallagherStudent Center. Visitors can read some of the names of Holocaustvictims and also offer the names from today's tragedies around theglobe. Some examples include the suicides of young students whosuffered from bullying, sexual violence against women and thegenocide in other parts of the world like Darfur.
Visitors of the display will receive a lapel pin affixed with aglass shard.
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