Echoes of the Holocaust:
Cultivating Compassion in 21st Century Healers

eye with pincers2018 Program

Promoting education, scholarship and community engagement on the lessons of the Holocaust for health care and society.

Our mission is to inspire and guide health professionals to practice with competence, compassion, respect and justice, and to always uphold our duty to protect patients.  We serve as a resource for scholarship on the legacy of the Holocaust for contemporary health care and society, and we seek to create lasting partnerships between the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and like-minded community organizations.



2018 Invited Presenter:

Patricia Heberer-Rice, PhD
Senior Historian and Director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC



Forum-2018A traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race​, was on display at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities from March 20-May 22.​ Read about the exhibition in CU Anschutz Today. Click for additional resources​.


2018 Events:
April 2nd    Howie Movshovitz discussed films by Leni Riefenstahl; Olympia & Triumph of the Will​​​.​
April 9th     CU Boulder Law School: How Healers Became Killers:  Law and Medicine in the Nazi Era
April 9th     Evening community presentation and panel: Children in a World of Genocide at CU Boulder
April 10th   Children's Hospital Colorado Grand Rounds: Children of the Holocaust & 21st Century Child and Adolescent Refugees
April 10th   Evening community panel: Stories from the World of Genocide; discussion with teen refugees from Iraq along with Holocaust survivors.​
April 11th   Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds: How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Medicine and Medical Ethics at University of Colorado Hospital
April 11th   Panel Discussion at CU:  Opportunities and Innovations in Holocaust Education
April 12th   CU-Colorado Springs Campus: How Healers Became Killers: Law and Medicine in the Nazi Era
April 13th   AMC Campus: Student Breakfast with a Holocaust Historian
April 13th   CU Downtown Campus: How Healers Became Killers: Medicine in the Nazi Era
April 30th   The AMC Choir performed "In Stiller Nacht,"​ and other pieces in a concert in honor and memory of the lives lost during the Holocaust.

May 6th      When Healers Became Ki​llers:  Learning from History to Protect the Future​.  Discussion led by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
May 22nd   Deadly Medicine closing event​ featuring visiting scholar, Dr. Matthis Krischel from Germany who                        presented "Medicine and Politics in Nazi Germany, followed by a reading by Sudanese refugee poet and playwright Helen Abyei. The AMC Orchestra also performed.


Holocaust survivor Jack ​Adler​, who was interviewed on CPR's Colorado Matters last spring, shared his experiences at the Fulginiti on April 10th, 2018 as part of a panel on Stories from the World of Genocide.  Also participating in the event were Holocaust survivor Rosalyn Kirkel and Iraq refugees Sama Kareem & Marwan Nassr. 

Woman-2018"Lessons from the Holocaust,"​ was presented by Franziska Eckert, MD on October 23, 2017 at the Fulginiti Pavilion.  ​​Dr. Eckert is a radiation oncologist at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and has researched medical atrocities during the Holocaust.  She shared her personal and academic perspectives on Nazi medicine.​ 

Listen to the CPR Colorado Matters interview "CU Anschutz Students To Study Role Doctors Played In The Holocaust," with Center Director Matthew Wynia, MD.
View a video with Patricia Heberer-Rice, PhD, and Matthew Wynia, MD, at Misericordia University, with a presentation and a brief tour of the Deadly Medicine exhibit from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, presented by the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust.


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