The Field of Flags is a Holocaust Memorial art installation consisting of 8,510 flags displayed across the Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza. This will be the second year that the Field of Flags takes place on Pitzer’s campus. Last year, Brianna Moffitt (‘11) and Anna Goldberg (‘12) began the project displaying 4,255 flags. This year those numbers will be doubled to help create a more powerful visual impact. The hope of the Field of Flags is to not only be a reminder of the Holocaust, but to show that genocide is a humanitarian issue, not specific to different groups. The colors scattered together in a rainbow represent the importance of people coming together as one, not just in separate groups.
Each flag represents 1,000 people who were killed in the Holocaust. The flags, along with information about each group targeted will be displayed from April 15th-April 19th.