Survivors share stories during Holocaust Awareness Week
World-renowned speakers a part of weeklong event
Quincy Moore

Next week marks the 23rd annual Holocaust Awareness Week at CU.

Between Feb. 28 and March 2, an array of guest speakers will tell their stories to students and members of the Boulder community.

“The righteous individuals of the Holocaust” is this year’s theme, which focuses on people who risked their lives to save Jews.

“This is a rare opportunity for students to hear these interesting, and unfortunately classic, survivor stories first-hand,” said Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman, director of Hillel. “It’s an extremely well-rounded program this year.”

This week gives Holocaust survivors a unique opportunity to share their stories of survival with people who might not otherwise be aware of them.

“Some survivors will be here for the fourth of fifth time and some are new,” Naftalin-Kelman said. “The same goes for professors-a few are new and the returning ones are speaking on different topics than last time.”