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Greeley Holocaust Memorial Observances
151 Bayside Circle
Windsor, CO 80550


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Who We Are

The Holocaust Memorial Observances remind our community that anti-Semitism wiped out an entire generation of human beings and their rich and vibrant heritage throughout Europe. Millions of by-standers watched as hatred initiated by the Holocaust grew and flourished – and the few who were rescuers were too few in number to save the innocent masses. Evidence shows that where population resisted the demonic actions of the NAZIs that Jews survived in far greater proportion than in areas where the population did not oppose or resist. Today, we need, as then, as few by-standers as possible, whenever hatred and prejudice raise their ugly heads in our community. And they do raise their heads here, unfortunately, in the form of anti-Semitism, race hatred, denigration of linguistic differences, and the like. The programs generated during the memorial observance week have, in past years, drawn numerous people from our community and some outlying areas. It is the hope of the Holocaust Memorial Observances Committee of Greeley & Northern Colorado 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.

 

Purpose of Observance

The aims and goals of this community activity undertaking are to provide memorial and educational experiences for the citizens of Northern Colorado concerning the atrocities perpetrated by the NAZIs and their collaborators principally, but not exclusively, against the Jews of Germany and Europe between 1933 and 1945. While the Jews were the central target of the Third Reich, the disabled, political opponents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, homosexuals, and Gypsies were also victims of that hate-purveying government. From year to year, Greeley Holocaust Memorial Observances honor and remember the 12 million who perished in the slaughter mechanisms of the NAZI regime. This period of Memorial educates and empowers members of our community to view the world through the eyes of others who, while they share our common humanity, may differ from ourselves in lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, or race, for example. Tolerance, if not respect, of others regardless of such differences is essential for community harmony and understanding. The Holocaust arose because of hate, bigotry, and prejudice gone wild, and so in our day and place we remember the Holocaust so that the members of our community may be courageous in opposing those scourges: hate, bigotry, and prejudice.

 


 


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