At 5:00 pm today CU Boulder’s Holocaust Remembrance Week came to a close with guest speaker, Barbara Steinmetz sharing her story about escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and the Holocaust.
Steinmetz addressed a full room of family, friends, professors, students and community members as she told the story of her family’s escape.
She concluded her talk with three key takeaways listed on her powerpoint presentation, “Silence is the enemy. Indifference validates the perpetrator. Your actions, civility, behavior changes the narrative.”
Steinmetz said she doesn’t want her story to remain in the past.
“I share my story so you all can stand up to the insults and generalizations you hear today.”
The CU Holocaust Remembrance Week is hosted by CU Boulder Hillel.