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Holocaust Memorial Observances
151 Bayside Circle
Windsor, CO 80550





Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Committee is to plan and implement Holocaust commemoration centered in Greeley and Northern Colorado, to inform and educate about the perils of prejudice, racism , hatred, and bigotry from the perspective of the European Holocaust, so that persons, groups, or governments never again inflict such atrocities.



Holocaust Memorial Observances
April 23 - 30, 2020

In light of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the Holocaust Memorial Observances this year. 

It is our fervent hope that we will be able to host our scheduled survivor speaker, Fred Heyman, next year in 2021. The committee wishes to thank all of our attendees and community partners over the years for their continued support.

We also hope that everyone stays safe during this unprecedented event and health crisis in our communities, nation and the world.

With hope,
Khris Gamer
Chair, Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado

About Fred Heyman

Born in Berlin, Germany, Fred witnessed the rise and fall of Nazism from 1933 when Hitler was appointed German Chancellor until Hitler’s death by suicide on April 30, 1945. Fred and his family survived the Nazi regime, Gestapo interrogation and heavy Allied bombings of the city. Once, he found himself buried under rubble after an air raid. In 1943, he and his mother participated in the “Rosenstrasse Women’s Protest.” During that time the Gestapo came to arrest Fred for transport to
Auschwitz. Fortunately, the attempt to arrest him failed.

Heyman and his family were in hiding for the last years of the war, helped by righteous Christians, until they were liberated by Soviet armed forces.

As a survivor he is engaged in a “Twin with a Survivor Mitzvah Program” and has 61 “twins.” He and they became certified “twinners” after they shared their bar/bat mitzvahs with the Holocaust survivor. He is also the subject of a documentary film, Be An Upstander - Not a Bystander, produced by Howard Goldberg, about which he will speak in his Greeley presentations.



About Barbara Wind

Up until December 2018, Barbara was the director of the Holocaust Council of United Jewish Communities of Greater Metro West of New Jersey. She earned a Master’s degree in Jewish Christian Studies and the Holocaust and presents on several topics throughout the world. She published Jacob’s Angels, a chapbook of Holocaust poems, Auf Asche Gehen, (Walking on Ash), and other poems in magazines and literary journals and anthologies. Also a freelance journalist, her articles are published in magazines as well as The New York Times, the New Jersey Jewish News, and The Jewish Link newspapers of New Jersey, the Bronx, Wetschester and Connecticut.

A number of Wind’s Holocaust-based poems are included in the revised curriculum of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Several of these have been published on the Internet and have been used in conjunction with Holocaust commemorative services throughout the United States.
















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