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Holocaust Awareness Institute

Holocaust Awareness Institute

HAI Initiatives

Part of the university, our primary mission at HAI is education. Towards that end, a number of our faculty teach Holocaust-themed courses, and cover Holocaust-related material in a number of their other classes. We are also actively working, with your help, to endow a chair of Holocaust studies who will serve as a new campus and community Holocaust educator and scholar.

HAI also extends our mission of learning beyond the DU classroom through our Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, our Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site, our Survivors Speakers Bureau, our Teacher Trainings, our Tolerance Trunks, our work across town with many campus and community partners, and through a number of new and ongoing initiatives.

Upcoming Events

The Spungen 'Nazi Scourge' Exhibit, October 6-8, 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, 80210 Spungen 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.