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Genocide Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: Commemorating WWII in Ukraine and Baltics
Start Date: 9/23/2012Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 9/23/2012End Time: 12:00 PM
Event Description:
The Mizel Museum presents the annual Babi Yar Memorial at Babi Yar Park in Denver (located at the corner of Yale and Havana) with the keynote lecture by David Shneer, professor of history and director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

In most of the former Soviet Union, the word "genocide" means one thing - the crimes of the Soviet regime based in Moscow perpetrated against Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Latvians, and others. In the Baltic States and Ukraine, those whom Jews and others consider collaborators with the Nazis during World War II are held up as national liberation heros.  How can two groups of people have such radically different pictures of the past?  Professor David Shneer will speak about the challenge of commemorating genocide and the Holocaust in these newly independent countries.

The Babi Yar Annual Memorial honors the memories of those lost during the Holocaust in Babi Yar and throughout Europe. This one-hour program is free and open to the public. Docent-led tours of Babi Yar Park will be available following the program.  For additional information, contact the Mizel Museum at 303.749.5019.
Location Information:
Off Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Jamie Polliard
Phone: 303-492-7143
Babi Yar Memorial Park (Denver, Colorado)
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    Free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Mizel Museum at 303.749.5019.
    Of note:
    Babi Yar Memorial Park is located in Denver on the corner of Yale and Havana. Additional information about the park is available at

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