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Greeley to host Holocaust Memorial Observance

Submitted on: 04-06-2010

Beginning on Sunday, April 11, through Friday, April 16, the Greeley community will host a Holocaust Memorial Observance. The events include presentations by Holocaust survivors and experts on the topic, along with films and documentaries, and a reading of the names of the victims of the Nazi's atrocities. "It is the hope of the Greeley Holocaust Memorial Observances Committee that the values these programs instill across the age spectrum, diverse religious groups, and the general cultural mosaic of our community give members of our community the courage, where it might otherwise be lacking, to counteract hate, bigotry, and prejudice whenever and wherever they encounter it," according to the official Holocaust Memorial Observance's website. "Tolerance, if not respect, of others regardless of such differences is essential for community harmony and understanding." This year's Memorial Observance centers on the theme, "Heroines of the Holocaust," focusing on the role women played in thwarting and surviving the atrocities of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Events take place across several venues in Greeley, including Aims Community College, the University of Northern Colorado, the Union Colony Civic Center, the Beth Israel Synagogue, Kress Cinema and Farr Library. For more information and a schedule for the Holocaust Memorial Observance, visit www.aims.edu/holocaust or contact Shannon McCasland at Shannon.mccasland@aims.edu or (970) 339-6563. Major sponsors include: Associated Students of Aims Community College City of Greeley The Greeley Tribune Kress Cinema University of Northern Colorado University of Northern Colorado College of Education & Behavior Sciences and College of Humanities and Social Sciences Roma Restaurants

http://www.aims.edu/holocaust



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