It can often be difficult for people attending local commemorative events to comprehend the huge numbers of people killed during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Some event organisers have found it effective to read the names of those who were murdered, others have given everyone attending their event the name of one person to concentrate on. Both methods are intended to emphasise the individual human cost of genocide rather than concentrating on huge, often inconceivable numbers.
Names of people murdered
You can download lists of names people murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides here: