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Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program

2017 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.

2017 Program:​​​
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg
Doctors' Trials during the Week of Remembrance
April 24th - 28th, 2017.

Listen to CBH faculty Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD, on CPR Colorado Mattersdiscussing how the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial helped shape medical ethics.     

An important article by Dr. Chelouche was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine​.

CU Anschutz Today features an article about this year's programming.


 Photos from 2017 Events


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2017 Community Events 

  - Monday, April 24th from noon-1:00pm: AMC Campus - Presentation at the Fulginiti Pavilion
“Healing by Killing:  Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics,”  by Susan M. Miller, MD, MPH, 
      FACP and Tessa Chelouche, MD.   Lunch will be provided.   View flyer>>​

  - Monday, April 24th from 1:30-3:00pm: AMC Campus - Panel Discussion at Fulginiti Pavilion
    "Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trials: Legacies and Lessons
     for Today’s 
 Professionals.”  Panel Discussion with Tessa Chelouche, MD, Susan Miller, MD
    and Stacy Gallin, DMH.   
View flyer>>​

  - Monday April 24th at 6:00pm: University of Denver Reiman Theater
     "Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial: Lessons and Legacies
      for Health and Society”
 Panel Discussion with Tessa Chelouche, MD, Susan Miller, MD and Stacy
      Gallin, DMH.  View Flyer>>

  - Wednesday, April 26th from noon-1:30pm at CU Law School - CU Boulder Campus
    Panel Presentation and Discussion - "The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial: 
    Lessons and 
Legacies for Law and Society."  View flyer>>​

  - Wednesday, April 26th from 7:00-8:30pm: Eaton Humanities Building  - CU Boulder Campus
     Community Event: Panel Presentation - "Agency in the Midst of Oppression: Jewish Doctors, 
 and Public Health," with Tessa Chelouche, MD, and Daniel Goldberg​, JD, PhD.
     View Flyer>>

  - Thursday, April 27th from noon-1:30pm at CU Business School-Downtown Campus
   "Medicine and Morality in Nazi Germany," by Tessa Chelouche, MD, followed by a panel discussion,
   "Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial: Implications, Lessons
    and Legacies for Today,"
 with Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD, and Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP.  
    Lunch will be provided.    View Flyer>>​

"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, which features a brief talk and tour of the Deadly Medicine: How Healers Became Killers exhibit from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Listen to the NPR interview with Benjamin Ferencz​, the last living Nuremberg prosecutor.​

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.