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Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics 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 so that they practice with competence, compassion, respect and justice and uphold their duty to protect patients.  We serve as a resource for scholarship on the legacy of the Holocaust for contemporary healthcare and society and seek to create lasting partnerships between the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and like-minded community organizations.

2018 Program:​​​
Deadly Medicine: How Healers Became Killers
April 9th - 13th, 2018

2018 Invited Presenter:
Patricia Heberer Rice, PhD
Senior Historian and Director at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

A traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Deadly Medicine: How Healers Became Killers​, will be on display at the
Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities from March 20 through May 22.​
Click to inquire​ about requesting Deadly Medicine exhibit group visits or events.


Monday, April 9th  -  Day & evening programs at the CU Boulder Campus

Tuesday, April 10th - Noontime & evening programs at Children's Hospital Colorado

Wednesday, April 11th - Noontime & evening programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus

Thursday, April 12th - TBD, Colorado Springs Medical Campus​

Friday, April 13th - TBD, CU Downtown Campus

Monday, April 30th - AMC Choir performance from noon-1:00pm at the Fulginiti Pavilion


"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 and Matthew Wynia, MD, at Misericordia University, featuring presentations and a brief tour of the Deadly Medicine exhibit from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Support:  There are several ways to get involved in our 2018 programming:

  • Donate​ to the William S. Silvers, MD, Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics Program Fund
    to support current programming and ensure the future of this program.

  • Join our Planning Committee to help develop future events.
For information about donations, contact Brianna Gagnon (303) 724-6335 at the CU Office of Advancement.