Monday, September 11, 2017

Holocaust survivor will speak at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and Chabad of NW Metro Denver will host the special event Surviving Auschwitz’s Angel of Death, an evening with child Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel, on September 25, 2017. Rabbi Mangel was only 10 years old when he came to Auschwitz, and survived to become a world -renowned scholar, author, speaker and philosopher.

The youngest inmate of the notorious Nazi Auschwitz, Rabbi Nissen Mangel survived against all the odds to become a world-renowned scholar, speaker, and philosopher. He endured seven concentration camps, the final death march, and ultimately survived three encounters with the infamous Dr. Mengele, also known as the "Angel of Death." Rabbi Mangel will share his extraordinary story of survival, faith, and triumph. Highlighting the presentation will be writing the first few letters of a new Torah scroll that will be dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. The hand-written Torah will take a year to finish and then will be used by Chabad of NW Metro Denver.

"This educational Holocaust lecture is really critical for people of all ages to hear," said Rabbi Benjy Brackman, executive director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver. "In the past six months, there have been a number of incidents in our community of anti-Semitism, showing us how we are unfortunately forgetting the effects of bigotry and hate." Rabbi Brackman urges parents to bring their teenage children for this historic event and allow them to absorb the story and the lessons of the Holocaust.

Reserved tickets range between $25 and $35, and $10 student tickets can be purchased with a valid ID directly through the Box Office. VIP tickets, including a reception and an opportunity to meet Rabbi Mangel, are $80 or $150 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200, or online at

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