On January 21, CAMERA Campus Activists at the University of California Santa Cruz brought in a number of Holocaust survivors to speak about their and their families’ experiences in the Holocaust.
They felt that this issue was not only important to Israel but in all regards to the students across their campus. In this eye-opening event, students learned some of the history of the Holocaust, and also heard a number of first-hand accounts by these survivors. Many students knew some bits and pieces of the history, but those who came and spoke really helped them see it from a much more personal perspective and hopefully understand and never forget.
The event was a success beyond expectations, drawing more than 500 students and faculty members, so many that some had to resort to sitting on the floor. Everyone there was highly interested in what the speakers had to say and showed that quite clearly with avid participation and keen attention throughout the night.
Contributed by CAMERA intern Aaron Marks