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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 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 Program

Echoes of the Holocaust: Cultivating Compassion in 21st Century Healers
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: Creating the Master Race​, is on display at the
Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities through May 22nd.​
Click to inquire​ about requesting Deadly Medicine exhibit group visits or events.


Monday, April 2 - Noon at the Fulginiti:  Howie Movshovitz discusses films of Leni Riefenstahl​​​
Monday, April 9  -  Noon panel discussion at CU Boulder Law School-Room 205
Monday, April 9 - 7:00pm panel discussion at CU Boulder Eaton Humanities Building-Room 130
Tuesday, April 10 - Noon presentation and panel: Children's Hospital Colorado Grand Rounds
Education II South Auditorium​.                                 
Tuesday, April 10 - 5:00-7:30pm  Deadly Medicine exhibit and panel discussion at the Fulginiti  
Wednesday, April 11 - Noon presentation at UCH Schroffel Conference Center
Wednesday, April 11 - 1:30pm panel discussion at the Fulginiti Pavilion
Thursday, April 12 - Noon presentation at University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus​
Friday, April 13 - Noon panel discussion at CU Downtown Campus-1250 14th St. Room 470
Monday, April 30 - Noon at the Fulginiti: AMC Choir performs "In Stiller Nacht," a concert
                               in honor and memory of the lives lost during the Holocaust. 
Tuesday, May 22 - 5:00pm - Deadly Medicine exhibit closes

                                          All events are free and open to the public.

We thank the MB Glassman Foundation for their generous support of this year's programming.


"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.

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.