Video: Hofstra mourns victims on Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 19 is recognized internationally as Holocaust Remembrance Day in which millions of victims of the Holocaust are remembered.
The tribute reached Long Island, where the Hofstra University Hillel hosted an event on the campus in Hempstead to honor those who lost their lives.
The names of Holocaust victims were read non-stop for six hours. In all, an estimated 4,300 victims, including their full name and age, were listed.
“If you read one name and age every five seconds and started on January 1, you would be reading non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until December 16,” said Rabbi Meir Mitelman, a rabbinic educator at Hofstra.
To narrow the list down, only the names of victims aged 17 or younger were read. This group included a large number of infants—many age 2 or younger.