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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 7 – 14, 2019

Join us for this year's program line-up featuring Holocaust Survivor Susan Warsinger


Susan Warsinger was born in western Germany in 1929 to Israel and Annie Hilsenrath. Susan was the eldest of three children. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, the Hilsenraths, like other Jewish families, began to feel the effects of increased antisemitism.

On the night of November 9–10, 1938, Susan and Joseph awoke as a brick smashed through their bedroom window. Their neighbors then battered down their door. Susan and her family sought refuge in the attic of their building where they hid for several days.

The Hilsenraths wanted to immigrate to the United States to keep their family safe. However, they found it nearly impossible. They used the family’s savings to pay a French woman to smuggle the children to France by train where arrangements were made for them to live in a children’s home in the suburbs.

After German soldiers arrived, the children fled with their guardians to the Vichy-controlled part of France and were sheltered in the village of Brout-Verenet near Vichy.

Susan and Joseph received permission to immigrate to the United States a year later. After crossing the Pyrenees into Spain, the two sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, and arrived in New York in September 1941. Susan taught school in the Maryland school system for 27 years. She is now a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The Holocaust Memorial Observances are dedicating the events of 2019 to Sam Henline, a young musician whose untimely death is a loss deeply felt not only by the Holocaust Observances but by friends, family and many others within the musical community of Northern Colorado. His love of music was evident in the Klezmer concerts that his band, “Shmuel and the Mentshn,” presented at the end of the Observances. The group meticulously researched and impeccably performed music in the rich Klezmer tradition, leaving audiences breathless and with a greater understanding of the Shoah. We hope you can join us at our annual Klezmer concert in honor of Sam’s memory and the gifts he so selflessly shared with the Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado.















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