Holocaust Remembrance Day: ’15 square miles dedicated to evil’

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Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles is marking Holocaust
Remembrance Day today in a unique way:
flash mob along the border of an area the size of Auschwitz. (Thanks to Karen of the Which Way LA staff for forwarding.)

They museum staff writes in their release:

“If you want to understand how much land the Nazis devoted to their plans to kill innocent people, you have to look at an area bordered by Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, Robertson Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, and Gramercy Place and Wilton Place.

On Friday, January 27 at noon, citizens of Los Angeles will stand at hundreds if not thousands of places along this border. Anyone who wants to can hold up a sign that commemorates a few of the victim groups the Nazis targeted, such as Jews, homosexuals, and political prisoners. For ten minutes people participating in this flash event can display their signs, and through their social action ask one critical question:
We know what the Nazis did with 15 square miles at Auschwitz. What are we, citizens of the most amazingly diverse city, going to do to work together to create a future that is far better than the past?”

You can take part in the event by following @MapAuschwitz and “Framing the Past, Tracing the Future” on Facebook.