The Mizel Museum is hosting a delegation to Dachau, Germany, April 29-May 4, for the 70th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation.
The Colorado National Guard’s 157th Infantry Regiment, along with others, was responsible for the liberation of the camp in 1945.
Participants, besides members of the Colorado and Oklahoma National Guards, include Melanie Pearlman, president-CEO of the Mizel Institute; Georgina Kolber, managing director of Mizel Museum; Rabbi Eliot Baskin, JFS rabbinic director; Doug Seserman, president and CEO, JEWISHColorado; Shayna Alexander, assistant director of development, ADL; and Shana Goldberg, assistant publisher, Intermountain Jewish News.
Kolber says, “The Mizel Museum’s purpose for this mission is not only to honor the lives lost, survivors and the liberators, but also to impress upon these leaders the importance of their organizations’ efforts to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity.”
The delegation will visit the Palace of Justice at Nuremburg, participate in a wreath laying ceremony and spend time with Munich’s Jewish community.