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ADL 2017 Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program
Tue, April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
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 2017 keynote speaker is Dr. Hana Berger Moran, one of the very youngest Holocaust survivors. The miraculous survival of Hana and her mother, Priska, in the final days of the Holocaust is detailed in the best-selling book "Born Survivors" by Wendy Holden (www.wendyholden.com) . Born weighing 3.5 pounds in a concentration camp, Dr. Moran will share details of her remarkable survival under the most extreme circumstances imaginable, life growing up in post-war Eastern Europe and her escape while pregnant with her own baby to Israel and then to the United States. A trained chemical engineer and pharmacologist, Dr. Moran's message focuses on the responsibility to give back to the community, including a mandate for health authorities worldwide to facilitate treatment to those in the most critical need.
The program includes a memorial ceremony and has traditionally featured a special Message to Colorado from CO Governor John Hickenlooper. Winners of ADL's "A Tribute to Moral Courage" student essay contest will also be recognized.