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Welcome to the 23rd

Holocaust Awareness Week

Students for Holocaust Awareness presents the 23rd
Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University
November 15 - November 22, 2019.

Events Calendar

Fall 2019 Events

All events are free and open to the public.

*Tickets required for the Monday Evening Survivor Event*

Friday, November 15 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. on Friday, November 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

November 18 - 21, Lory Student Center - Litany of Martyrs
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A Litany of Martyrs will be held from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 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 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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Wednesday, November 20 at 2pm

Lory Student Center LSC 300
Lecture: Lessons from the Holocaust for Today's Antisemitism

On Wednesday afternoon, a lecture and discusison will take place on how can we learn from the Holocaust and prevent today's antisemitism.

Come to listen and take part in the discussion.


Who Will Write Our History Poster

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm, Lory Student Center Theatre
Movie Night: Who Will Write our History

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.




Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

Lory Student Center - Main Ballroom
Evening with a Holocaust Survivor - Ms. Eva Schloss

**Due to event popularity, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED**
from www.CSUTix.com.

Please note tickets DO NOT guarantee a seat, doors open at 5:30PM, NO BAGS ALLOWED.

Ms. Eva Schloss Picture

Mrs. Eva Schloss, of London, UK, is the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank. Mrs. Schloss is a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, an author of three books, and the subject of James Still’s play, “And Then They Came for ME: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.” Like her stepsister, Eva went into hiding in Holland until she, along with her family, was betrayed, captured, and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Since 1985, Eva Schloss has devoted herself to holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements. In 1999, Eva signed the Anne Frank Peace Declaration, along with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and the niece of Raul Wallenberg, a legendary figure who rescued thousands of Jews in Budapest.

Eva joins many courageous individuals who work tirelessly to end the violence and bigotry plaguing our world. Her story is sensational and difficult to imagine. Yet, Eva's insightful message reminds us that life is precious and fragile, the creative spirit is stronger than fear, the power of good is immeasurable, and that love makes a difference.

Click here to view the live stream VIA YouTube

Friday, November 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 or to voluenteer please 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, RHA and AEPi and SAEPi.