05 Jun, 2024


05 Jun, 2024

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – Scores of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) chapters walked through their college campuses and communities this spring to bring Holocaust awareness directly to students and their campus community. While antisemitism and anti-Israel rhetoric and actions run rampant on college campuses, the brothers of AEPi, the world’s largest and leading Jewish college fraternity, wanted to make sure they helped raise awareness about the holocaust through the fraternity’s “We Remember” campaign.

The campaign is a series of events and walks organized by AEPi brothers through their college campuses to raise awareness of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed against mankind. The walkers are silent as they march through their campus and community, wearing only the words, “Never Forget” on signs attached to their shirts. On many campuses, the walks conclude with a short service by a local Rabbi and/or are conducted in conjunction with a reading of names of those murdered in the Holocaust. On some campuses, AEPi sponsored events with holocaust survivors speaking to the campus community. Participation in the events is completely voluntary and is open to the greater campus and community.

University of Tennessee AEPi Brothers on campus in Knoxville, TN


A march to remember the victims of the holocaust at Lehigh University


AEPi Brothers at the University of California – Irvine lead a holocaust remembrance walk on campus.


Tallahassee, Florida AEPi chapter organizes campus rally to commemorate Yom Hashoah


A Walk to Remember organized by AEPi Brothers in Rochester, NY

“These are complicated and dangerous times on college campuses. The level of antisemitic rhetoric and actions that Jewish students are facing is virtually unprecedented. We are immensely proud of our chapters who have stood strong in the face of this hate and worked to – peacefully – remind their campus communities about the atrocities of the Holocaust,” said AEPi’s Chief Executive Officer, Rob Derdiger. “Our Brothers march with signs saying, ‘Never Again’ and ‘Never Forget.’ That message has never been more important or needed than it is today. Our Brothers are living AEPi’s mission to develop the future leaders of the Jewish community.”

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About Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi is the world’s largest and leading Jewish college fraternity, operating chapters on more than 150 college campuses in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Israel. Founded in 1913, AEPi has more than 110,000 living alumni. The fraternity’s mission – developing the future leaders of the Jewish communities – is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.