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Holocaust Survivors To Speak At CU-Boulder Holocaust Awareness Week, Feb. 6-10


Jan. 25, 2006, Survivors of the Holocaust are among the featured speakers scheduled to appear during the 22nd annual Holocaust Awareness Week at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Feb. 6-10.

Keynote speakers, academic and guest presenters will participate at various locations on the CU-Boulder campus. All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule, including event locations and times, is available at

The purpose of the week is to educate the campus and community about the Holocaust and to create awareness to prevent it from occurring again, organizers said. This year’s theme is “Be a Voice for the Voiceless” and the events are dedicated to the memory of Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter.

A few highlights of the 2006 program include:

o Feb. 6 keynote speech by Shimon Samuels, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Europe, 7 p.m., Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the CU Hillel Center, 2795 Colorado Ave. Call Jane Roach at (303) 777-2773 for more information.

* Feb. 7 presentation by Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor and author, 7 p.m., Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center.

* Feb. 9 and 10 presentation of the Litany of the Martyrs, a 24-hour reading of names of those who perished in the Holocaust, University Memorial Center’s Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court.

* Feb. 10 Holocaust Remembrance Shabbat services and dinner, 6 p.m., Hillel Center, 2795 Colorado Ave.

During Holocaust Awareness Week, red flags in the quad area on the north side of the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building will each represent 5,000 Holocaust victims.

In addition to the Students for Holocaust Awareness Committee, co-sponsors of the week are Hillel at CU, the CU Cultural Events Board and the offices of the CU vice chancellor for student affairs and the vice president for academic affairs and research.

Hillel is the center of Jewish campus life and is an integral part of campus, social, cultural, educational, political and religious life. The three primary campuses served by Hillel of Colorado are CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and the University of Denver.

For more information on Holocaust Awareness Week events, contact Karli Sherwinter at (303) 442-6571 or visit


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