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Welcome to the 21st Annual

Holocaust Awareness Week

Colorado State University's Students for Holocaust Awareness present the 21st annual Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University, February 16 - February 23, 2018.

Events Calendar

2018 Events
All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 16 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 16th 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 19 - February 22, Lory Student Center - Litany of Martyrs
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A Litany of Martyrs will be held from 10:00am–2:00pm, Monday, February 19 through Thursday, February 22 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 19 at 12pm - 2pm

Lory Student Center LSC Greyrock Room 290
Discovering Grandma is a Holocaust Survivor

On Monday afternoon, CSU student Henri Kiovsky 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. Henri's 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 20 at 7 pm, Lory Student Center Theatre
Movie Night: The Zookeeper's Wife

The film tells the true story of how Jan and Antonina Żabińsk, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in the zoo during World War II.




Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Lory Student Center - Main Ballroom
Evening with a Holocaust Survivor - Mrs. Marthe Cohn

Mrs Marthe Cohn

This year’s Evening with a Holocaust Survivor will feature Mrs. Marthe Cohn.The extraordinary story of a Holocaust Survivor and Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. When her family members were sent to Auschwitz or fled into hiding, Marthe Cohn decided to fight. Using her perfect German accent and blond hair she became a spy for French Army Intelligence. Posing as a young German nurse she risked her life countless times going behind enemy lines to provide information about Nazi troop movements. She received France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire. Mrs Cohn, now 97, will share her extraordinary story of survival, tragedy and heroism.

Click here to view the live stream VIA YouTube.

Friday, February 23 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.