Field of Flags

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What is the purpose for the field of flags each year to begin the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week?

It is estimated that 11 Million people (6,000,000 Jewish victims; 5,000,000 non-Jewish victims) were systematically persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime. Every year to begin Holocaust Memorial Week students of FSW place out 1,100 flags on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus in front of the Madeleine R. Taeni Student Services Hall. Each flag represents 10,000 Holocaust victims, this is to give a small scale view of the enormous amount of victims who suffered and perished.