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Monday, April 21, 2014

Read-In
UNC: 11am - 1pm
Michener Library,
West Campus, Greeley, CO (west alcove, 1st floor)

Take turns reading portions of Holocaust-related books or poems. Bring your own or choose from ones displayed at the library. To schedule a time, email Jeri at: jeraldine.kraver@unco.edu.

Book Discussion: Transcending Darkness
By Estelle Laughlin
Centennial Branch Library: 6 - 8pm
2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO

Registration is required at www.MyLibrary.us.
Complementary copies of the book will be provided to the first 25 registrants.
Join other community members for a discussion of the book Transcending Darkness, written by this year’s guest speaker, Holocaust survivor, Estelle Laughlin from Washington D.C.
Book synopsis: Only ten years old when Hitler invaded Poland, Estelle and her family soon found themselves amidst the hell that was the Warsaw Ghetto. Her frank, personal memoir of this harrowing experience is testament to her indomitable spirit and fierce determination to remain loving and compassionate even in the face of unimaginable evil.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holocaust Survivor: Estelle Laughlin
Windsor Charter Academy:10am
680 Academy Ct., Windsor, CO

Call school for seating availability.
(970) 674-5020

Reading of the Litany of the Martyrs
UNC: 11am - 2pm
University Center (UC), Fireside Lounge
Corner of 20th Street & 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO

Names of those who perished during the Holocaust will be read by members of the community.
To reserve a time, please email Joe at greeleyholocaustmem@gmail.com.

Holocaust Survivor: Estelle Laughlin
Greeley Central High School: 1:30pm
1515 14th Ave, Greeley, CO

Call school for seating availability.
(970) 348-5000

Movie: The Book Thief (PG-13)
Kress Cinema: 4:15 & 7:30pm
817 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO

Free Tickets. Seating limited to 100 per showing.

  • 4:15pm Call (970) 674-5020
  • 7:30pm Call (970) 339-6225

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Holocaust Survivor: Estelle Laughlin
Eaton High School: 1:30pm
200 Park Ave, Eaton, CO

Call school for seating availability.
(970) 454-3374

Film Series: Two Who Dared: The Sharp’s War
Centennial Branch Library: 1pm
2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO

(2013, 76 min)
Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees. While abroad, they combated political and social legislation, breaking laws in order to get imperiled individuals exit visas. The Sharps played a vital role in the rescue of Jews and dissidents from persecution. The film features interviews with the refugees rescued as children, and family members.

Featured Guest Speaker,
Holocaust Survivor: Estelle Laughlin

UNC: 7:30pm
University Center (UC),
Pikes Peak Ballroom
Corner of 20th Street & 11th Avenue,
Greeley, CO


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Film Series: Europa, Europa
Farr Library: 1pm
1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

(1990, 112 min)
This "incredible, true story" (Los Angeles Times) is at once "eye-opening, harrowing and humorous" (Leonard Maltin) as it recounts the severe actions a young boy must take in order to survive the Holocaust. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a young German Jew, the film "bounds from one jaw-dropping episode to the next" (The New Yorker) and puts you in the middle of war-torn Europe where ingenuity, timing and luck are the key to survival. Separated from his family at the age of thirteen, Solly (Marco Hofschneider) takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage. First passing himself off as an orphan and later as one of the "Hitler Youth," Solly carries on his charade, hoping desperately to keep his identity hidden and make it through the war alive.

Film Series: Two Who Dared: The Sharp’s War
Farr Library: 3:30pm
1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

(2013, 76 min)
Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees. While abroad, they combated political and social legislation, breaking laws in order to get imperiled individuals exit visas. The Sharps played a vital role in the rescue of Jews and dissidents from persecution. The film features interviews with the refugees rescued as children, and family members.

UNC International Film Series: The Passenger
UNC: 7pm
Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library,
West Campus, Greeley, CO

The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, but she has actually saved a woman's life. Her vision is shown and then the actual events.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Film Series: Two Who Dared: The Sharp’s War
Farr Library: 1pm
1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

(2013, 76 min)
Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees. While abroad, they combated political and social legislation, breaking laws in order to get imperiled individuals exit visas. The Sharps played a vital role in the rescue of Jews and dissidents from persecution. The film features interviews with the refugees rescued as children, and family members.

Film Series: Europa, Europa
Farr Library: 3:30pm
1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

(1990, 112 min)
This "incredible, true story" (Los Angeles Times) is at once "eye-opening, harrowing and humorous" (Leonard Maltin) as it recounts the severe actions a young boy must take in order to survive the Holocaust. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a young German Jew, the film "bounds from one jaw-dropping episode to the next" (The New Yorker) and puts you in the middle of war-torn Europe where ingenuity, timing and luck are the key to survival. Separated from his family at the age of thirteen, Solly (Marco Hofschneider) takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage. First passing himself off as an orphan and later as one of the "Hitler Youth," Solly carries on his charade, hoping desperately to keep his identity hidden and make it through the war alive.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Holocaust Educators Workshop
UNC’s Loveland Center at Centerra:
9am - 4pm

Guest Presenters: Sherry Bard, former Project Director at USC Shoah Foundation, Kira Aarestad, Regional Education Corps, and USHMM and CHE educator, Todd Hennessy, Museum Teacher Fellow, USHMM and CHE educator.
Teachers and others interested in the Holocaust and Holocaust Education are invited to a free workshop co-sponsored by the ADL, the USC Shoah Foundation, Yad Vashem, Colorado Holocaust Educators, the University of Northern Colorado and the Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Jeri Kraver at Jeraldine.kraver@unco.edu.
Pre-registration Required at: http://teachingvoices2014.eventbrite.com


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Performance and Lecture on Klezmer Music
Unitarian Universalist Church: 1:30pm
929 15th St, Greeley, CO
Lecture – Recital: “The annihilation of a music:
How the Holocaust destroyed the Klezmer way of life”

Mr. Mike Gersten, Clarinetist and Doctoral Candidate, University of Northern Colorado
For hundreds of years, Klezmorim – entertainers who played folk and popular music – played an integral role in the Jewish culture of Eastern and Central Europe. Through live performances of Klezmer music, interspersed with bits of discussion, this presentation will examine how the Holocaust effectively ended the Klezmer way of life through the murder, or relocation, of Jewish populations. The program will also address how this repertoire has continued on, even as the traditional cultural role of the Klezmorim disappeared. Presenter Mike Gersten is a doctoral student at University of Northern Colorado and clarinet instructor at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Joining him at this event are UNC musicians he has specially trained to perform in the Klezmer tradition.

Holocaust Memorial Observance Service
Beth Israel Synagogue: 7:30pm
1625 Reservoir Road, Greeley, CO
Rabbi Sara Gilbert and Reverend John Bliss officiating.
All are invited to gather for an interfaith service to pay homage to those who lost their lives, give thanks for those who survived, and honor those who risked their lives to save others. Building on rich traditions and shared hope for the future, there will be prayer, music and inspirational readings to reflect on the Holocaust era. Services will be enhanced by selections by UNC music students.

 



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