Holocaust Awareness Institute
Bringing the knowledge and experience of Holocaust survivors and scholars to DU's Judaic Studies programs, the Holocaust Awareness Institute works to preserve and share a detailed history of one of the world's most vicious atrocities.
Established in 1983, the Holocaust Awareness Institute is a campus and community resource for coursework, educational resources, guest lectures and other community partnerships. The institute is a leading agent in the region for promoting education about the Shoah, or Holocaust, and offers multicultural explorations of the Holocaust's continuing significance in today's world.
A member of the worldwide Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO), the Institute also works closely with partners and institutions such as the Colorado Holocaust Educators and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).
With support from the Rose Community Foundation, HAI has created the “Survival & Witness” website to support Colorado's newly legislated statewide education mandate for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Colorado Public Schools (HB20-1336). The website presents interactive, narrative profiles of Holocaust survivors who made Colorado their home. Drawing on archival materials and first-hand testimony, the website is mapped to existing lesson plans and will be aligned with the Colorado educational standards now in development under the new educational mandate.