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Watch the Video: ADL’s 43rd Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program – May 8, 2024

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

To those who attended ADL’s 43rd Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program on May 8, thank you! To those that missed it, watch the 2024 program video here.




The ADL Mountain States Region’s 2024 Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Temple Emanuel in Denver, CO.

The annual program allows people of all faiths to come together each year 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 event also typically includes remarks from Governor Jared Polis, an awards presentation to the winners of ADL’s A Tribute to Moral Courage Student Essay Contest, the chanting of the El Maleh Memorial Prayer and lighting of our Holocaust candelabra, and more.

Thank you to our generous primary sponsors!

The Curtiss-Lusher and Lusher Families
Michael and Debbie Feiner and the Feiner Family Foundation
GSR Fund, Inc. by Rosenblum Family
Ruth Malman and Michael Opatowski
The M.B. Glassman Foundation
MDC / Richmond American Homes Foundation
University of Denver



This year’s program featured a conversation with Holocaust Survivor Manfred “Manny” Lindenbaum. Born in 1932 in Unna, Germany, he was forced to flee together with his family to Poland at the age of 6. A year later, at the age of 7, Manny’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to entrust Manny and his older brother Sig, then 9, to a stranger who put them on the Kindertransport to England one day before World War II began.  A peace activist who has worked with refugees for many years, Manny has spoken to thousands of students and community members about their responsibility to change the world by speaking out about hatred and bigotry.  Today, Manny remains active with the Hebrew Aid Immigration Society (HIAS), an organization that helped him in 1938 and 1946.

Manny is married to Annabel, his wife of 62 years, and they have three married children. Manny still loves participating in biking trips, and his favorite phrase is “I’m a lucky Zayda.” Manny currently serves on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Speakers Bureau in Westchester, NY.  

Read a conversation with Manny Lindenbaum here.




View our list of community partners and honorary host committee members below.



View our updated list of Holocaust education resources, including a video from five Colorado Holocaust survivors, here:



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Click here to watch the recording of last year’s Program.


May 8
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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