Survival & Witness

With support from the Rose Community Foundation, we are excited to launch Survival & Witness—a new, online platform for learning with updated, digitized curriculum offering free access to teachers throughout the state to aid in Holocaust education. This website is a free resource for educators and students and supports Colorado's newly legislated statewide education mandate for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Colorado Public Schools (HB20-1336).

The website presents narrative profiles of Holocaust survivors who made Colorado their home. Their stories are integrated into an interactive chronological timeline of the Holocaust and interactive maps keyed to events in the survivors' narratives. Drawing on archival materials and first-hand testimony, content is mapped to existing lesson plans and will be aligned with the Colorado educational standards now in development under the new educational mandate.

Support for Survival & Witness

The Holocaust Awareness Institute at the Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Denver is honored and thrilled to announce its reception of a $25,000 grant award from the Rose Community Foundation to support our website project, Survival & Witness: Holocaust Education Today.

Founded in 1995, Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and utilizes grantmaking, advocacy, donor engagement and community leadership to advance this aspiration.

We are so appreciative to the Rose Community Foundation for this support!

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The painting "Many Candles" is by Holocaust Survivor Paula Burger, of blessed memory, a longtime supporter of the Center for Judaic Studies and member of HAI's Survivor Speakers Bureau. Paula is one of four survivors whose stories are currently featured on Survival & Witness.


Survival & Witness

Colorado Survivors Share Their Stories

Become a witness to history with survival profiles, a Holocaust timeline, and an interactive map.

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