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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Center for Judaic Studies


Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site

Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies

Education is the key to never forgetting. It is in this spirit that CJS and DU are working, with your help, to endow a chair in Holocaust studies. The Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies is a visionary scholar and a leading voice in regional and global Holocaust studies who will expand Holocaust educational offerings on and off campus. This scholar also will direct our Holocaust Awareness Institute, and will oversee new programming at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site and across the community.

Establishing this position makes the University of Denver the only campus in the world with an endowed chair of Holocaust studies tied to a Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site.

Visit our Current Initiatives page to learn about other exciting Initiatives at CJS

Create a Legacy for Future Generations

To learn more about this $3million project and how you can help, please contact Prof. Sarah Pessin at or by phone at 303.871.3021.