Field of Flags

Sunday, April 7, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Commencement Plaza
Event Type
Pitzer - Student Affairs
Adina Wells

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.

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