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Welcome to the 22nd Annual

Holocaust Awareness Week

Students for Holocaust Awareness presents the 22nd annual
Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University
February 15 - February 22, 2019.

Events Calendar

2019 Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 15 at 1p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza -
Field of Flags Ceremony and Setup

A Field of Flags ceremony and setupwill take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15 on 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 18 - February 21, Lory Student Center - Litany of Martyrs
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A Litany of Martyrs will be held from 10:00am–2:00pm, Monday, February 18 through Thursday, February 21 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 the link above.

“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


Henri Kiovsky photo

Monday, February 18 at 12pm - 2pm

Lory Student Center LSC Cherokee Room
Holocaust Survivor Grandparents

On Monday afternoon, a CSU student will join us to share his fascinating story about learning that he was Jewish when he found out his grandmother survived the Holocaust and his resulting Jewish journey and discovery. The Grandmother is an author and has written a book about her experiences in the Holocaust.

Come to listen to a fellow student and the remarkable impact the Holocaust made on him in just the past few years.


The Zookeepers Wife

Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm, Lory Student Center Theatre
Movie Night: Goodbye Children

In 1943, Julien (Gaspard Manesse) is a student at a French boarding school. When three new students arrive, including Jean Bonnett (Raphael Fejto), Julien believes they are no different from the other boys. What Julien doesn't know is that the boys are actually Jews who are evading capture by the Nazis. While Julien doesn't care for Jean at first, the boys develop a tight bond -- while the head of the school, Père Jean (Philippe Morier-Genoud), works to protect the boys from the Holocaust.




Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Lory Student Center - Main Ballroom
Evening with a Holocaust Survivor - Mr. Irving Roth

Mrs Marthe Cohn

This year’s Evening with a Holocaust Survivor will feature Mr. Irving Roth. Holocaust Survivor, veteran, writer and internationally-known educator who survived Auschwitz, Buchenwald and death marches. Mr. Irving Roth, now 90, is the recipient of numerous awards including the Spirit of Anne Frank Award. He travels the world sharing his extraordinary story of survival, tragedy, and hope.

Click here to view the live stream VIA YouTube.

Friday, February 22 at 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 contact: Denise Peters, Students for Holocaust Awareness President, denisejpeters @ gmail.com / 915-202-4008.

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, AEPi and SAEPi.