Program on U.S. Support for Holocaust Education at Home and Abroad

US Special Envoy Ellen Germain will be in conversation with Dean of the CU School of Education Kathy Schultz on Wednesday, March 1 at the Boulder JCC. They will discuss how the Holocaust is taught and commemorated around the world and if those tools are slowing the growing tide of anti Semitism and Holocaust denial. 

Ellen Germain assumed her duties as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues on August 23, 2021. The Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, established in 1999, develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secure compensation for Nazi-era wrongs, and ensure that the Holocaust is remembered and commemorated appropriately. Educating the next generation about the horrors and causes of the Holocaust was recently made a requirement for public schools in Colorado, following a national movement to increase time dedicated to the subject in the classroom.

Specifically, a Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues is a U.S. government official who serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of State on issues related to the Holocaust and its aftermath. They work to ensure that the memory of the Holocaust is preserved and that the lessons learned from that tragedy are applied to prevent future acts of genocide and other mass atrocities. Additionally, they are responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policy on Holocaust-related issues, such as encouraging foreign governments to address unresolved property claims of Holocaust victims, promoting education about the Holocaust, and working with international organizations to advance Holocaust remembrance and research.

This program is supported by the Ilona Irene Rosenshein Holocaust Education Fund.

There will be a pre-program reception from 6:30-7 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm. 

This program is free but registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. Click here to learn more and to register. Using a computer rather than your mobile device will make the registration process easier for you. For registration support please contact Sophie Glickman at

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