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Home: "... people need to get outside of themselves and become a caring member of the human race." ~David Zauder

May his memory be for a blessing.

September 14th 1928-April 16th 2013.

Karen Z. Brass is a professional Holocaust Educator and Speaker. As a Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor herself, she focuses on intertwining her Standupster ©

anti-bullying campaign through the message of Holocaust Awareness. Living in a free country is a privilege. Each of us share in the responsibilities that comes with maintaining our personal rights and freedoms, together, in The United States Of America. Brass is proud to be an American.

On January 13, in a moment of true political greatness, French Prime Minister Manual Valls, speaking before the French National Assembly, declared that anti-Semitism must be dealt with “powerfully.” He said, “there has been an intolerable rise in acts of anti-Semitism in France” that “have not aroused the outrage expected by our Jewish compatriots.”

He also delivered a ringing call to action:

“We must utter the words to combat this unacceptable anti-Semitism. … let’s say it directly to the world: without France’s Jews, France would no longer be France! It’s up to us to proclaim this message loud and clear. We haven’t said it; we’re not outraged enough.”

See how bullying happens in a US public school, first hand. Do you participate in support of a bully by being passive? Are you a bystander or a Standupster??

"These are my paternal grandparents from Krakow, Poland. They were both murdered during the Holocaust. My Grandmother, Rose Lucks Zauder, was a wife, a mother to three children, a seamstress, and volunteer. My Grandfather, Karl Zauder, was a tailor and a drummer, and very well known and respected in their community. They were driven from their home and held by Nazis with machine guns, and forced to remain inside the Krakow Ghetto. They fought to stay alive and remained hopeful that life would return to normal. My grandfather Karl was given the responsibilty to care for others and wore the "Fire Marshal" hat with the Jewish Star sewn in front. Both of these photos were taken inside the Krakow Ghetto.

                  They were waiting, hoping, thinking, "SOMEONE WILL COME."

Honors & Awards

2018- Joined the Board of Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action.

2016-Added to CCGAA; Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action's Speakers Bureau by Founder Roz Duman

2016- Attended The World Federation of Child Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Conference in Los Angeles, CA and attended the Executive Board meeting for the first time.

2015-Attended The World Federation of Child Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Conference in Houston, Texas and was asked to join the Board of Directors. I graciously Accepted such an honor!
2015- Completed The Colorado Department of Education's course on Holocaust and Genocide Education and was awarded a certificate of completion.

2013 Awardee of Leaders Focused On Civil Rights for People with disabilities Awarded by The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

July 26, 2013
Leaders Focused on Civil Rights for people with disabilities will be honored on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
(July 26, 2013 – Denver) Today, on the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) with generous support from many organizations including Colorado Access and Rocky Mountain Health Plans Accountable Care
Collaborative, announced its 2013 ADA Access Award recipients. The awardees will be honored at a luncheon to be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2103 at Mile High Station Event Center, 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado.
The 2013 award recipients, who have shown leadership in supporting people with disabilities in their quest for inclusion and independence are Michelle Sie Whitten, Executive Director of Global Down Syndrome Foundation; Senator Pat Steadman, Colorado State Senator, Attorney Karen Z. Brass, a second generation Holocaust Survivor and founder of Standupsters, and Chanda Hinton-Leichtle, Founder and Executive Director of The Chanda Plan Foundation.
CCDC, whose mission is to advocate for social justice for people with disabilities, has presented this prestigious annual award on the anniversary of ADA to leaders focused on the civil rights of people with disabilities since 1990. Past recipients include Colorado State Representative Cheri Gerou, Joe Kiolbasa, City Manager, City of Sterling, and Sophie Faust of the Caring for Colorado Foundation.

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there

 must never be a time when we fail to protest." -- Elie Wiesel