Yom HaShoah at Binghamton University

By Dave Sherry

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens gather at Binghamton University to remember those lost in the Holocaust.

Hillel at Binghamton is holding their annual memorial service known in Hebrew as Yom HaShoah.

This day is observed by Jews worldwide to remember those lost, as well as to honor those who survived the atrocities of Nazi Germany.

Members of the Jewish community and third generation survivors took time to tell the stories of those who made it through the prison camps.

"It's very easy, especially nowadays, to hear of atrocities going on in the world and to think, 'that's really sad, but there's nothing I can do,"' said Karly Weinreb, co-chairwoman of the event. "But hearing stories and hearing personal accounts makes it all the more real."

After the sharing of stories and traditional prayers and songs, Hillel started a 25-hour vigil, reading names of Holocaust victims.