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Welcome to the annual

Holocaust Awareness Week

Students for Holocaust Awareness present
Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University
February 24 - March 3, 2023

Events Calendar

2023 Events

All events are free and open to the public.

*All events are First Come, First Serve Seating*

Friday, February 24 at 1p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza -
Field of Flags Ceremony and Setup

A Field of Flags ceremony and setup will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Lory Student Center Plaza. The flags will be on display during the entire week on the Plaza. The flags represent the different groups murdered during the Holocaust, with each flag representing 5,000 victims.

Field of Flags

February 27 - March 2, Lory Student Center - Litany of Martyrs
Please click here to sign up

A Litany of Martyrs will be held from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Monday, February 27 through Thursday, March 2 in the Lory Student Center Flea Market or Plaza. During this time, volunteers will take turns reading names of those who died during the Holocaust. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to volunteer for this event. Please sign up by clicking here.

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” ― David Eagleman


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Tuesday, February 28 from 12-2pm

Lory Student Center Longs Peak 302
Antisemitism Today: From the World to CSU

Carolin Aronis, PhD (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
Co-Chair of the Advisory Council and CSU Special Advisor on Prevention of Antisemitism

Dr. Carolin Aronis (she/her) studies race, gender, current antisemitism, and Jewish experiences through the intersection of critical media studies, rhetoric, and technologies. She teaches the course, "Antisemitism Uncovered: From Rhetoric to Violence," and co-studies the "doing" of perpetrator-installed swastikas and nooses on U.S. campuses. She has been active in addressing the challenges of the Jewish community on the CSU campus on Jewish Inclusion and the Prevention of Antisemitism and as the university Special Advisor on these topics. Dr. Aronis is a third-generation holocaust survivor, identifies as a secular Sepharadi and Ashkenazi Jew. Read more about her here:https://www.libarts.colostate.edu/people/aronis/


Dr. Carolin Aronis, followed by a Jewish students' discussion panel Instances of antisemitism in the US, including harassment, vandalism, and assault, reached an all-time high in recent years, including on US college campuses. Recent surveys have shown a rise in fear and distress among Jewish Americans regarding antisemitism, and a growing tendency for Jewish Americans to hide their Jewish identity and change daily behavior due to safety concerns. At the same time, too many institutions, activists, and ordinary people choose strategies to avoid recognizing antisemitism, thus minimizing its actual impact and options for treatment. This session will start with a lecture delivered by Dr. Aronis on current manifestations of antisemitism today in the US. Among others, it will cover the proliferation of Nazi swastikas, street violence, the return of the yellow Star of David for anti-vaxxers, and (Kan)ye West's rhetoric and impact. The session will continue with an open discussion by CSU Jewish students about their experiences at CSU and their visions for a Jewish-inclusive campus.

Come to listen and take part in the discussion.


Denial Film Movie Poster

Monday, February 27 at 7 pm, Lory Student Center Theatre
Movie Night: Denial


Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Click here to watch the trailer.




Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Lory Student Center - Main Ballroom
Evening with a Holocaust Survivor - Mrs. Sara Moses

**Due to event popularity, please arrive early. Please note first come, first serve seats, no reserving seats. Doors open at 6:00PM,


Mrs. Sara Moses Holocaust Survivor Picture

Mrs. Sara Moses, 84 is a child survivor of multiple concentration camps. She had never seen a flower until she was seven years old. She had never experienced the delight of ice cream. She had never heard music before or even seen her own reflection in a mirror. Sara had just turned seven when she was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 10, 1945. Suffering and hardship were all she knew. It’s a miracle that she survived. She was so ill and emaciated that the soldiers who liberated her thought she was an infant. In fact, Sara was one of the youngest children to make it out of the camps alive. She now shares her extraordinary story of tragedy, survival and hope. A historic and increasingly rare opportunity to hear living testimony from a survivor and hero of the Holocaust.


Friday, March 3, 1p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza - Field of Flags
Memorial Service & Walk to Remember - Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust

The week will conclude with a memorial service at 1 p.m. We will hold a short memorial service for all the victims of the Holocaust along with a Walk to Remember by AEPi.


Event Sponsorship, Contact Information and Funding
Brought to you by Students for Holocaust Awareness at CSU

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For more information or to volunteer please contact: Natalie Delman, Students for Holocaust Awareness President, delmann @ colostate.edu.

All events are free and open to the public through funding and co-sponsored by: Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU), LSC, Hillel of Colorado, Chabad Jewish Student Organization, RHA, International Programs, AEPi and SAEPi.

Sponsorship opportunities available, sponsors invited to VIP reception with the Survivor prior to event.