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Holocaust Awareness Institute

Promoting Holocaust awareness and education in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region

The Holocaust Awareness Institute (HAI) promotes Holocaust awareness and education in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

The Institute works within the Jewish community, the University of Denver and with people of all faiths and cultures to explore the meaning of the Shoah and its lessons for future generations.

The Holocaust Awareness Institute is a campus and community resource for coursework, teacher trainings, education materials and programming and is a leading agent in the region for promoting education about the Holocaust and related ethical and social justice issues.

Upcoming Events

The Spungen 'Nazi Scourge' ExhibitOctober 7-9, 2015, Schedule of Events & Speakers, TBA

A world-renowned, interactive collection of artifacts related to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust — including an envelope Nazis made out of a Jewish Torah scroll and counterfeit money printed in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Coming to the University of Denver's Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO, 80210Spungen Torah Envelope

To read more about this exciting traveling exhibit, see the New York Times or visit the Spungen Foundation website.

13th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture , October 18, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm

Join us for a documentary film screening of 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, followed by a talkback with Director Steven Pressman.

50 Children is the heroic story of an American couple who saved 50 children by smuggling them out of Nazi Germany and into the United States — as told today, by the children, and for the first time. For more information about the film, click here.

50 Children
This year's event will be held at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, MACC at the JCC (350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246) as part of the 8th Annual Neustadt JAAMM Fest. Tickets are $18, but are FREE for all students, educators, and Holocaust Survivors; tickets go on sale September 1, 2015.

For co-sponsorship opportunities or to arrange to bring your class or group, please email the Holocaust Awareness Institute.