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Monday, January 11, 2016

Upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Events

Six million Jews were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust, representing two-thirds of the entire European Jewish population. Millions more who were also deemed undesirable were killed, including Roma, gay men and lesbians, and people with disabilities.

To commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the American Red Cross will be hosting a few
events in the coming weeks.

International Humanitarian Law Film Series - “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” 

The International Humanitarian Law Film Series uses the power of film to educate and advocate about international humanitarian law. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is told through the eyes of two young boys; one the son of a Nazi commander, the other a Jewish inmate. Following the film, their story will serve as a backdrop for a greater discussion.

  • January 14, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
  • Red Cross – 444 Sherman St., Denver 
  • RSVP

Lunch & Learn - Never Again: International Holocaust Remembrance 

Join us as we hear from Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel and Diane Afoumado of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Estelle Nadel was born Enia Feld in Boreck, Poland. At the age of six, the Nazis invaded her village and murdered many of her family members. For years, she and her family hid to stay alive, often relying on the help of strangers for support. At the age of 12, she resettled in the United States and was adopted by the Nadel family. Estelle and her husband Fred currently reside in Westminster, Colo.

Families continue to be separated as a result of WWII and many survivors look to the Red Cross and the International Tracing Service, located in Bad Arolsen, Germany, to locate missing loved ones and find documentation of their relative’s war-time experiences. The International Tracing Service archive was established to help reunite separated family members and to trace those missing. Millions of pages of documentation captured during the war by the Allies were placed in this archive. The International Committee of the Red Cross administered the archive until 2013 when it was transferred to the German Federal Archives. The Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as the United States’ repository for the International Tracing Service collection.

 Dr. Diane F. Afoumado is chief of the Research and Reference Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She will share information on how the museum uses the International Tracing Service collection to help survivors, their families, and families of victims.

  • January 20, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  
  • At the Red Cross – 444 Sherman St., Denver 
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