Media Advisory Â?? Photo Opportunity: Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University Feb. 26 Â?? March 2


Students for Holocaust Awareness and Hillel present the 11th Annual Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State University. Speakers and events throughout the week of Feb. 26 will reflect this year’s theme, "Do Not Stand Idly By."


This year’s keynote speakers will be Dave Gewirtzman and Eugenie Mukeshimana. They will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Gewirtzman, is a child Holocaust survivor and Mukeshimana, is a survivor of Rwandan genocide.

Other speakers include:

7 p.m. Feb. 26 – three Holocaust survivors will share their stories in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom during the annual Survivors Panel.

7 p.m. Feb. 28 – Holocaust survivor Judy Meisel will host a presentation of her documentary film, "Tak For Alt, Survival of the Human Spirit."

7 p.m. March 1 – the final keynote speaker, Jud Newborn, will present "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose." The White Rose was a group of young German college students who rose up against the Nazi regime.


Feb. 26- March 2


Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus


Additionally, a Litany of Martyrs will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every day in the Lory Student Center Sunken Lounge. During this time, volunteers will take turns reading names of some of those who died during the Holocaust. A Field of Flags will be on display during the entire week on the Natural Resources Building lawn. The flags represent the different groups murdered during the Holocaust, with each flag representing 5,000 victims. The week will conclude with a memorial service at noon March 2 in the Lory Student Center Art Lounge. For a complete list of events and speakers, visit:


Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or