April 21, 2014

FRCC Historian to Give Talk About Auschwitz for Holocaust Remembrance Day

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mary Ann Grim of the Front Range Community College history faculty will present an in-depth examination of the development of Auschwitz and the decisions that enabled such an unfathomably inhuman place to come into existence.

The talk will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Community Room of the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

Auschwitz was a concentration camp in Poland established by the Nazis in 1940. Grim visited the site in 2013.

According to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the camp first held Polish political prisoners. It later became the largest camp for the extermination of Jews. More than 1.1 million Jews were killed there.

Holocaust Remembrance Day begins in the evening of April 27 and ends in the evening of April 28. In the Holocaust, more than 6 million Jews and as many as 5 million Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled, political prisoners, and Christians who resisted the Nazis were killed.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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