Students and community members gathered in Dartmouth Hall Tuesday evening to view a documentary of the Dartmouth Hillel's Project Preservation's trip to Lunna, Belarus in June 2005. The screening was followed by a discussion panel with students who were part of the project.
The goal of the trip was to connect students to the past and allow them to take responsibility for it by restoring a cemetery that was the staple of the Jewish community that thrived in Lunna before the Holocaust.
Students visited the remains of Auschwitz concentration camp as part of their trip and described their reactions.
Yamini Rao '06 said she felt a sense of detachment, "almost as though what had happened there hadn't happened, it looked so peaceful."
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