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The Anti-Defamation League's Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program is one of the largest in the United States and allows Coloradans of all faiths to come together to honor Holocaust survivors, remember those who perished, educate the community about this horrible crime against humanity and translate those lessons into contemporary action.
The 2015 featured speaker, Eva Mozes Kor, is a Holocaust survivor, author and speaker who, along with her twin sister Miriam, was subjected to deadly lab experiments at the hands of the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Ms. Kor is the founder of CANDLES: Children of Auschwitz Deadly Lab Experiment Survivors, an organization, education center and museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, and she travels the world speaking about her experiences and the need for forgiveness. The program also includes a candle-lighting ceremony and has traditionally featured a special 'Message to Colorado' from the Governor. Winners of ADL's "Moral Courage" essay contest will also be recognized.
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The Mountain States Regional Office has been fulfilling the Anti-Defamation League’s mission “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all” in Colorado and Wyoming for the past 75 years. We do this by confronting anti-Semitism; fighting for the separation of church and state; standing up for all victims of discrimination; shining the light on hate groups; advocating for Israel and peace in the Middle East; training teachers, students and law enforcement officers, educating about the Holocaust; fighting for religious freedom; supporting stronger hate crimes legislation; speaking out against bigotry; promoting interfaith dialogue; protecting Jewish institutions; and preserving democratic values.
Phone: (303) 830-7177
Fax: (303) 830-1554