UA Hillel students plan for 26th annual Holocaust vigil

The University of Arizona Hillel Foundation will hold its 26th annual Holocaust vigil later this month, a 24-hour program dedicated to the remembrance of the Holocaust as well as to promoting tolerance and understanding on campus and in Tucson.  A student committee designed and organized the vigil. This year’s vigil will run from Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. on the UA Mall. The event provides a variety of museum pods with information about the Holocaust. Local Holocaust survivors will be available for discussion between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. 

This year, Hillel will continue the Butterfly Project: Zikaron V’Tikvah — Remembrance and Hope, which seeks to commemorate the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. Participants will have the opportunity to paint a ceramic butterfly in memory of one of the children.

For more information, call 624-6561 or visit uahillel.org.