In the service of helping promote Holocaust educational programming and fostering engaged communities of learning, HAI works with you to compile an up-to-date list of upcoming Holocaust awareness events across Colorado and Wyoming. Please contact HAI at email@example.com if you know of an event in the community that should be listed here.
[*Asterisks in the list below signify events for which HAI is an official co-sponsor].
Upcoming Holocaust Educational Programming - CO & WY
Check back here in September for an update on more Holocaust educational programming throughout the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Some of HAI's own Recent Events and Co-Sponsored Events
Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Working with DU and the Colorado Ballet, HAI was a core programming partner for a new series of Colorado-wide Holocaust learning opportunities and performances from January 21 through April 15; the series included a full-length contemporary ballet and Holocaust education partnerships that promoted the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue.
Music of Terezín
On January 15, 2013, a packed audience of 150 students, professors and community members came to see the documentary film "Music of Terezin" followed by a lively Q and A with Robert Elias, President of the OREL Foundation, which was founded by conductor James Conlon. The mission of the OREL Foundation is to encourage interest in and, especially, the performance of works by composers suppressed as a result of Nazi Policies from 1933 to 1945.Also in attendance were honored guests: survivors of the Shoah.
Journey of the Human Spirit
The Holocaust Awareness Institute, MACC at the JCC, the Newman Center, and Ballet Nouveau Colorado for "Journey of the Human Spirit," partnered for an evening of performance on January 16 & 17, 2013, centering around the work of Viktor Ullmann, a gifted composer imprisoned by the Nazis in the Terezín concentration camp. The evening featured the regional premiere of Ullmann's "The Emperor of Atlantis, or The Refusal of Death" staged with a prelude of celebratory klezmer music in the Joy Burns Plaza. The klezmer musicians led the audience into Gates Hall for the short opera. As the opera ended the dancers of Ballet Nouveau Colorado took to the stage to perform the world premiere of a new work by Garret Ammon set to the orchestral music of Ofer Ben-Amots. A cast of singers, dancers and directors from around the world were joined by The Colorado Symphony for this unique and optimistic Journey
On April 7, HAI cosponsored the annual "Survivors Memorial," which honors the memory of those lost in the Shoah, and recognizes our local survivors of the Holocaust.
- HAI co-sponsored Lost Voices: The Holocaust Through Sephardic Eyes on Jan 29. This program commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- April 9: annual Survivors Memorial which honors the memory of those lost in the Shoah, and recognizes our local survivors of the Holocaust.
- HAI co-sponsored the film Joanna at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November 2011.