DU’s Center for Judaic Studies and the Holocaust Awareness Institute Launch Endowed Holocaust Chair and Holocaust Memorial Campaign
The University of Denver is proud to be home to a project so strongly dedicated to raising social consciousness and multicultural respect in memory of Jewish lives lost to the Holocaust. This project marks the spirit of inclusion and respect that DU stands for, and heralds an exciting new set of community and campus opportunities for collaboration and learning. -Chancellor Robert D. Coombe, University of Denver
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Remembering the Past
The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies and the Holocaust Awareness Institute need your help to endow a Chair of Holocaust Studies and to create a Holocaust memorial at DU. The Denver community has been fortunate to have Holocaust survivors speak with students and organizations throughout the Rocky Mountain region for more than two decades. Now, 60 years after the Holocaust, the voices of these eyewitnesses are fewer and fewer. To assure that we never forget the Shoah we must create a space in which to remember, learn, and act. It is our responsibility to prepare the young of today to become the voices of tomorrow.
Honoring the Present
Through the Holocaust Awareness Institute, the University of Denver has demonstrated its commitment to Holocaust education for a quarter of a century. Located in the heart of the city, the University is a welcoming environment to educators, students and members of diverse religious and cultural communities. This memorial will be more than just an inviting outdoor gathering site with beautiful commemorative art. It will be an opportunity to incorporate education that will transform the hearts and minds of all who visit.
Educating the Future
Linking education with a memorial site is a crucial way to breathe life into historical events surrounding the Shoah. This unique union of a memorial site with an endowed professorship of Holocaust Studies is unprecedented in the United States. This connection is a step toward Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. It helps ensure that the site functions as a living venue for ongoing social learning and growth and as a catalyst for future social change.
Our Vision is Powerful
Join us in honoring the Jews who died in the Shoah through a Holocaust Memorial and endowed chair in the Holocaust Studies. What better way to honor their memories than with a site for ongoing learning and activism centrally located on a university campus and integrally tied to a professorship. Education and social action are the keys to never forgetting.
Create a Legacy for Future Generations
Join us in this multi-million dollar campaign that will create a permanent Holocaust Memorial and an endowed professorship of Holocaust Studies at the University of Denver. Your pledge, gifts of appreciated securities, mutual funds, income-providing gifts, and other forms of planned giving ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten.
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The Holocaust Awareness Institute
or via email at email@example.com
Education is the key to never forgetting . . .
This project will re-invent what a Holocaust Memorial should look like and how it should function. This space radically links memorializing the Holocaust with raising consciousness on a whole range of social issues and provides a space for contemplation and a forum for public conversation.
- Emil & Eva Hecht Chair in Judaic Studies and
Director of the Center for Judaic Studies,
Professor Sarah Pessin