Nearly 1700 guests joined ADL for its 36th annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program, one of the largest such events in the United States, on April 25 at Temple Emanuel in Denver. This year’s program featured keynote speaker Dr. Hana Berger Moran, an infant survivor of the Holocaust. Born in a slave labor camp weighing less than three pounds to a mother who weighed 70 pounds in her ninth month of pregnancy, Hana and her mother miraculously survived the death march to Mauthausen concentration camp where they were liberated by American soldiers. Hana’s story is featured in the best-selling book Born Survivors by Wendy Holden. A video of the keynote presentation is available to view online.
The program also featured a message to Colorado delivered by Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, remarks by ADL Regional Director Scott L. Levin, a memorial service and recognition of the winners of ADL’s “A Tribute to Moral Courage” student essay contest.
ADL is grateful to Mountain States Regional Board Members Justin Borus, Dan Feiner, Cheri Rubin and Linda Schatz for chairing the program, and to the program’s generous sponsors: The Feiner Family Foundation, Michael and Debbie Feiner, The Curtiss-Lusher Family and JEWISHcolorado. Special thanks go to photographers Dr. Paul Docktor and Jim Medford, Spectrum AV and Temple Emanuel for their in-kind contributions.