Victims of the Holocaust will be remembered by members of the West Virginia University and Morgantown communities next week at WVU .

The 11th annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Program will begin at noon Wednesday (April 23) in front of the Mountainlair on the Downtown Campus and continue for 24 hours. University President Mike Garrison will close the program, which raises awareness about the tragedy and honors those who perished.

An estimated 11 million people died6 million of them Jewsin the Holocaust during World War II. The victimsnames are not all known. During the memorial program, WVU students and others will recite names from a list provided by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrsand HeroesRemembrance Authority.

Information about the Holocaust will be available at the event. The local observance is organized by WVU Hillel and is part ofUnto Every Person There is a Name,an international project to remember the victims of the Holocaust and continue collecting names of the unidentified victims.

Those interested in participating in the reading should contact Marjorie Stromberg, vice president of WVU Hillel, at to schedule a time. There will also be sign-ups at the event.

For more information about WVU Hillel, visit