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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL OBSERVANCES OF GREELEY & NORTHERN COLORADO

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Since we had to cancel last evening's survivor presentation at UNC due to the weather, Peter Gorog has graciously offered to reschedule his presentation for this evening at the First Congregational Church in Greeley. Please note: seating and parking will be extremely limited.

April 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30)
Location: First Congregational Church 2101 16th St Greeley 80631

 

 

 

 

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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 2019

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

7 P.M.
INTERFAITH MEMORIAL SERVICE
Beth Israel Congregation, 1625 Reservoir Road, Greeley, CO
Rabbi Sara Gilbert 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. Musical selections will be offered by Susan McKenzie, soprano; Kati Rittner, mezzo-soprano, piano; Jason Pace, violin.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

12 - 2 P.M.
HOLOCAUST POSTER EXHIBIT
Aims Community College - Ed Beaty Hall, Room 127
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO
Facilitated by Dr. Barry Rothaus and Becca Herman
Join us for a facilitated poster walk-through followed by lunch & discussion.

1:30 - 2:30 P.M.
FORGING FOR FREEDOM
Greeley Active Adult Center, 1010 6th Street, Greeley, CO
Presented by Naomi Johnson
Naomi Johnson will relate her mother’s experiences growing up in Berlin under the Nazi regime and in the Dutch Underground during World War II.

3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
HOLOCAUST 101
Aims Community College, Ed Beaty Hall, Room 127
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO
In Holocaust 101, Dr. Joan Clinefelter explains how the Third Reich operated as a racial state dominated by a battle for survival between the "Germans" and "Jews.” By transforming German Jews into a national threat, the Nazis gave new life to antisemitism and helped pave the way for a war against the Jews.

7 - 8 P.M.
HOLOCAUST LITERATURE BOOK DISCUSSION:
THE HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS: A PRIEST’S JOURNEY TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MURDER OF 1.5 MILLION JEWS
by Patrick Desbois
Centennial Branch Library, 2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO
Discussion facilitators: Mary Billings and Dr. Jeri Kraver
Father Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of identifying and examining all the sites where Jews were exterminated by Nazi mobile units in the Ukraine in WWII with the goal of providing proper burials for the victims of the forgotten Ukrainian Holocaust.
Complimentary copies of the books for the first fifteen registrants.
To register, call Khris Gamer at 970-412-3614.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

4 - 5 P.M.
INTRODUCTION TO ANTISEMITISM
First Congregational Church (Grace Hall)
2101 16th Street, Greeley, CO
Presented by Rabbi Sara Gilbert, Rev. Dr. Steve Monhollen and Sue Parker Gerson, Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region
Presentation will introduce an overview of the history and various expressions of antisemitism with a focus on resources for responding to this rising form of exclusion.

7 P.M.
HOLOCAUST FILM SERIES: BIG SONIA (2017)
Kress Cinema - 817 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO
Arrive early, seating limited to 80. 93 min (not rated)
Discussion facilitators: Khris Gamer and Naomi Johnson
A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud- funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

10 A.M.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION
Open to District 6, 8th grade students only.
Transportation will be provided by schools.

11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
LITANY OF THE MARTYRS
UNC University Center, Fireside Lounge
20th Street & 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO
Help us remember the victims who perished in the Holocaust.
Volunteers are welcome to join us and read names as we honor their memory. To sign up, call Joe Bluestein at 970-686-9923.

7:30 P.M.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

UNC – University Center Ballrooms
2101 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO
Musical selections will be offered by Susan McKenzie, soprano; Kati Rittner, mezzo soprano and piano; Jason Pace, violin.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

9 - 11 A.M.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION
Greeley Central High School
Open to Greeley Central High School students only

12 - 1 P.M.
BROWN BAG LUNCH: JEWISH ALLIED SOLDIER
EXPERIENCES IN WORLD WAR II

Greeley Active Adult Center, 1010 6th Street, Greeley, CO
Presented by Michelle Petrazzoulo, Director of the Rampart Library District
Michelle’s discussion will include stories of Allied soldiers of Jewish heritage and faith and their unique perspectives and roles during the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.

2 P.M.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION
Eaton High School - 200 Park Avenue, Eaton, CO
Call school for seating availability: 970-454-3374

4 - 5 P.M.
RECEPTION WITH SURVIVOR
Eaton Public Library, 132 Maple Ave, Eaton, CO

7 P.M.
INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES: LABYRINTH OF LIES (2014)
Lindou Auditorium, UNC Michener Library
1400 22nd Street. Greeley, CO - Lower Level
Discussion facilitators: Dave Mekelburg & IFS
Learning that many former Nazis returned to their pre-war lives with no penalty, an ambitious German prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) vows to bring them to justice. Based upon true events, Labyrinth of Lies exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

1 P.M.
HOLOCAUST FILM SERIES: MONKEY BUSINESS:
THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE'S CREATORS (2017)

Farr Library, High Plains Library District,
1939 61st Avenue, Greeley, CO
Discussion facilitator: Hollis Berendt
Featuring a narrow escape from the Nazis on makeshift bicycles and creatively integrating animation in its dramatic narrative, Monkey Business is a documentary exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.

4 P.M.
HOLOCAUST PORTFOLIO BY MARTIN MENDELSBERG
EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION

James A. Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado
1400 22nd St, Greeley, CO
Reception followed by artist walk-through at 5:15 p.m.
Martin Mendelsberg is a Denver artist, designer, typographer and educator who has exhibited throughout the world. One of his collections, Holocaust Portfolio is a ten-year project examining the origins, history and symbols of the Nazi terror comprising more than 50 works. The artist developed a digital Hebrew typeface also embedded in many of the images experienced. Eternal Letters, A Holocaust Journey is a companion book illustrating the Shoah as told through the Hebrew letters.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 10:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.
THE YAHAD COLORADO COMMITTEE PRESENTS:
THE MISSION AND PROJECTS OF YAHAD COLORADO

Centennial Branch Library, 2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO
Presented by Todd Hennessy,
Colorado Holocaust Educator, member of Yahad Colorado and Yahad-In Unum
Please join us for an overview of the mission and current projects of Yahad Colorado, the first initiative of its kind in the United States. The presentation will complement The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews book discussion and the current ongoing mission of Yahad-In Unum.
Questions? Contact: Khris Gamer 970-412-3614.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 1 P.M.
KLEZMER BAND CONCERT
Unitarian Universalist Church, 929 15th Street, Greeley, CO
The entire genre of Klezmer music was nearly wiped out during the Holocaust, but has seen a major revival in recent years. Join The Mentshn in honor of Sam Henline for an afternoon concert and lecture about music by Jewish composers who died during the Holocaust and other marginalized groups who were almost erased from history by the
Nazi regime.
Please visit the
Holocaust-themed book displays running
concurrently with the HMO events:

Aims Kiefer Library
5401 W 20th Street, Greeley, CO

Centennial Branch Library
2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO

Eaton Public Library
132 Maple Avenue, Eaton, CO

Farr Branch Library
1939 61st Avenue, Greeley, CO

Platteville Library
504 Marion Avenue, Platteville, CO

Riverside Library
3700 Golden Street, Evans, CO

UNC Michener Library
1400 22nd Street. Greeley, CO

 

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