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Shoah - The Holocaust

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  • SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible, was introduced at the United Nations to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This is the inaugural event for the exhibition in Colorado

    The exhibition consists of several sections, each recounting a major historical aspect of the Holocaust:

    • The Jewish World in pre-Holocaust Europe.
    • Anti-Semitism in Europe and Nazi policy in Germany From 1933-1939.
    • Hardships of Jewish life under German occupation throughout Europe before the "Final Solution" with focus on life in the ghetto.
    • The industrialized deportations and exterminations at killing sites and in gas chambers including Auschwitz-Birkenau.
    • Liberation in 1945. Highlighting liberated prisoners from Nazi camps all over Europe and allied liberating soldiers; the historical significance for all nations of the liberation of Auschwitz and the subsequent end of the Holocaust and of World War II.

    Sunday, May 15 - Exhibit Opens 2:00 / Survivor Testimony with Osi Sladek 3:00 pm
    RSVP Required / All are welcome / No Charge

    Oscar (Osi) Sladek is a child survivor of the Holocaust.  He was born to a musical family in Czechoslovakia, and was a child prodigy before the war. He survived the war hiding in the frigid Tatras Mountains. Osi was one of the first Holocaust survivors to tell his story publicly, and he continues to do so. He has reached thousands of audience members young and old in countless venues.  Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed May 5, as Oscar and Selma Sladek Day for their significant and enduring contributions to the civic and cultural philanthropic vitality of the state of Colorado.

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