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SUNDAY, APRIL 12
7:30 P.M.

INTERFAITH MEMORIAL SERVICE
Beth Israel Congregation - 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 Musical selections performed by Brian Larson, Kati Rittner, Susan McKenzie and University Schools students.

MONDAY, APRIL 13
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

HOLOCAUST LITERATURE READ-IN
Mari Michener Gallery, UNC Michener Library
14th Avenue & West Campus, Greeley, CO - West Alcove, 1st floor

Come and read a poem or an excerpt from a Holocaust related book.
Share with others.


MONDAY, APRIL 13
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

HOLOCAUST LITERATURE BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Centennial Branch Library, High Plains Library District
2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO

Moderators: Jeraldine Kraver, Barry Rothaus, Laura Manuel
Please join us for an informative, moderated book discussion series.


We will be reading :

  • A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
    by Thomas Buergenthal (March 16),
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman (March 30), and
  • All But My Life by Gerda Weismann Klein (April 13)


Complimentary copies of the books for the first twenty registrants.
Register at www.MyLibrary.us
Questions? Contact: Khris Gamer 506-8622


TUESDAY, APRIL 14
9:30 A.M.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION: NATHAN TAFFEL
Platte Valley High School - 901 Campbell St, Kersey, CO
Call school for seating availability: 970-336-8700
See April 15 evening program description for more information.


TUESDAY, APRIL 14
11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
LITANY OF THE MARTYRS

UNC University Center, Fireside Lounge
20th Street & 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO
Come and listen to names of victims who p
erished in the Holocaust.
Volunteers are always welcome. To sign up, call Joe at 686-9923 or come and read on the 14th.


TUESDAY, APRIL 14
1:30 P.M.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION: NATHAN TAFFEL
Eaton High School
200 Park Ave, Eaton, CO

Call school for seating availability: 970-454-3374
See April 15 evening program description for more information.


TUESDAY, APRIL 14
7:30 P.M.
HOLOCAUST FILM - THE COUNTERFEITERS

Kress Cinema - 817 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO
Free Tickets. Seating limited to 100. Call 970-339-6225 for tickets.

Master counterfeiter Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, a Jew without morals, is arrested and sent to Mauthausen concentration camp, where he weasels through by offering his 'artistic' services. He is eventually given an official alternative: taking 'artistic' charge of a cons teams assigned to produce perfect forgeries of allied banknotes for the Third Reich. Survivor Sally accepts, but conscience matters among the team prove no less dangerous then a sadistic jailer, which only the CO may keep in check.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
1:30 P.M.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION: NATHAN TAFFEL
Greeley Central High School
1515 14th Avenue, Greeley, CO

Open to Greeley Central students only.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
7:30 P.M.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION: NATHAN TAFFEL
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
UNC – University Center Ballrooms
2101 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO

Free and open to the public.
Born in Poland, Nathan was robbed of his childhood by the Nazis during the Holocaust. After many years of remaining silent about his experiences, Nate now speaks to students across the country about how one can overcome hate and live a full life due to inner strength and perseverance. His book, Stolen Childhood is available for check-out at our local libraries and will be available for purchase at this event following his presentation.


THURSDAY, APRIL 16
12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
BROWN BAG LUNCH: FORGING FOR SURVIVAL
Greeley City Museum - 714 8th Street, Greeley, CO

Presentation by Naomi Johnson about her mother’s experiences hiding in the Dutch Underground during the Holocaust.


THURSDAY, APRIL 16
1:00 P.M. & 3:30 P.M.
HIGH PLAINS LIBRARY DISTRICT HOLOCAUST FILM SERIES
Farr Library - 1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

  • 1:00 P.M.: Monuments Men (PG-13, 118 min)
  • 3:30 P.M.: Swing Kids (PG-13, 112 min)

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
7:30 P.M.
COMBATTING THE HOLOCAUST: JEWISH FEMALE PARTISANS
Riverside Library, City of Evans Meeting Rooms
3700 Golden St., Evans, CO

Presentation by Dr. Joan Clinefelter, Chair and professor in the History Department at UNC. Dr. Clinefelter’s presentation will recall the role women played in taking up arms against the Nazis during the Holocaust. Using oral histories, documents and images, Dr. Joan Clinefelter, will help commemorate their defiance. All are welcome to attend.


FRIDAY, APRIL 17
1:00 P.M. & 3:30 P.M.

HIGH PLAINS LIBRARY DISTRICT HOLOCAUST FILM SERIES
Farr Library - 1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

  • 1:00 P.M.: Swing Kids (PG-13, 118 min)
  • 3:30 P.M.: Monuments Men (PG-13, 112 min)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
“PORTRAITS OF CHILD HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS”
RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT WALK-THROUGH

Artist Deborah Howard, DU Art Professor
Mari Michener Gallery, UNC Michener Library
14th Avenue & West Campus, Greeley, CO - West Alcove, 1st floor

After interviewing many Holocaust survivors, Dr. Howard used her talents of drawing to produce touching portraits that capture the subjects’ humanity and depicts them as real people who surmounted ordeals to lead ordinary lives.


FRIDAY, APRIL 17
7:00 P.M.
INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES: MISA’S FUGUE
Lindou Auditorium, UNC Michener Library
1400 22nd Street. Greeley, CO - Lower Level

The History of the Holocaust through Film and Literature. Moderated by Jennifer Goss, teacher at Fleetwood Area High School who helped develop the course. She will explain how students and teachers created this project documenting this event. Misa's Fugue is the true story of one boy's journey through Prague, and several concentration camps as a victim of arbitrary Nazi oppression. While exposed to some of the most horrific people, places, and events of the Holocaust, Frank Grunwald was able to endure the atrocities of genocide through a love for art and music.


SATURDAY, APRIL 18
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST:
AN ECHOES AND REFLECTION WORKSHOP

Milne Auditorium, Kepner Hall, UNC Campus
800 17th Street, Greeley. CO

A free workshop on studying the Holocaust using materials from the Echoes and Reflection curriculum. This all-day event will share materials and methods (CCSS aligned!) for teaching about the Holocaust with secondary students across content areas (PD certificates will be provided). In recognition of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, keynote speaker, Holocaust Educator Jennifer Goss, will focus on “The Liberators.” This event will be hosted at UNC and co-sponsored with the ADL, the USC Shoah Foundation, Yad Vashem, Colorado Holocaust Educators, and the Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado. For registration information, please contact Dr. Jeri Kraver at Jeraldine.kraver@unco.edu. (We ask that you pre-register for this free event.)


SUNDAY, APRIL 19
2:00 P.M.
KLEZMER BAND PRESENTATION
Unitarian Universalist Church
929 15th St, Greeley, CO

The state of a society is reflected in its music, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Yiddish music during World War II. From Yiddish swing to ghetto resistance songs, join clarinetist Mike Gersten and his band, A Bisl Klezmer for a musical trip around the world.

 

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