Pitzer College will host the Field of Flags at the Claremont
Colleges for the third year in a row to memorialize victims of the
Holocaust on April 7-12 at the Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza.
More than 8,500 handmade flags will fill the plaza, with each flag
representing 1,000 people who were killed during the Holocaust.
The small flags stand about six inches high and are in seven
different colors, with each color representing one of the groups of
people that was targeted during the Holocaust.
"The hope of the Field of Flags is to not only be a reminder of the
Holocaust, but to show that genocide is a humanitarian issue, not
specific to different groups," found Anna Goldberg said. "The colors scattered
together in a rainbow represent the importance of people coming together
as one, not just in separate groups."
The installation of the Field of Flags coincides with Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday April 7.
Members of the Claremont college community are invited to help plant
the flags on Sunday April 7 at 10 a.m.