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Director’s Message: Yom HaShoah 2020

  Tuesday, April 21, is Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. For 38 years, our community has come together for the ADL Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program. In recent years, close to 1,700 people have heard from the Governor and a prominent Holocaust survivor. Unfortunately, the unprecedented global health crisis has prevented us from joining together in person a 39th time.

Gratitude on Yom HaShoah

Guest blog by Sue Parker Gerson, Senior Associate Director, ADL Mountain States Region   It may seem strange to entitle a blog post “Gratitude on Yom HaShoah” when we are anything but thankful for the horror that was the Holocaust, including the decimation of civil liberties that paved its way, the loss of 6 million Jewish and 5 million other

Proclamation – 2020 Holocaust Remembrance Week

The ADL Mountain States Region thanks Governor Jared Polis for his proclamation declaring April 20-24 as Holocaust Remembrance Week in Colorado. View the proclamation here. The full text of the proclamation follows. PROCLAMATION: WHEREAS, the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a tragic genocide where approximately six million Jews and five million other persons were systematically killed by the

ADL’s Holocaust Memorial Candelabra

  Have you ever wondered about the unique candelabra lit each year at ADL’s Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program? Created by Colorado artist Barbara Patrick, the candelabra was chosen as the winner of a contest to create such a piece in the 1990s. It has been displayed at the Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program every year since. David Fell & Company, Inc. completed

POSTPONED – ADL 39th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program

THE 39th ANNUAL ADL GOVERNOR’S HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. With the continued spread of COVID-19, evolving guidelines for large community gatherings and out of respect for our community’s health and safety – especially that of our honored Survivor community – ADL has made the difficult decision to postpone the 39th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program (originally scheduled for