Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

Thank you for attending the Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education!

Check here for upcoming events this spring and in the fall as well as next year's conference in March 4-6 2015.

Events Spring-Summer 2014

On Monday, May 5, Lisa Marcus, PLU Associate Professor of English, will be speaking on "Finding Zlata Jampoksi: Nostalgia and Fictions of Jewsih-Americaness." The event is free and open to the public and will be at 7 p.m. in the Regency Room of the Anderson University Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.

Lisa Marcus is an associate professor of English, Chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and a founding member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at PLU.

Seventh Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

March 12-14, 2014

This year's 2014 Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education has concluded. The conference  highlighted the newly-approved Holocaust/Genocide Minor at PLU, Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center teacher training and talks by Holocaust survivors.  The theme for this conference was "Survivors and Rescuers." Scholars Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dr. Hartmut Lehmann and Dr. Christopher Browning presented their latest work in this year’s theme, “Survivors & Rescuers."  Survivors included the story of the Brill family, survivors of Exodus 1947; Renee Firestone, Auschwitz survivor; and Pierre Sauvage.

Sauvage is a child survivor and child of survivors. Nelly Trocmé Hewett shared the story of her family’s connection to Sauvage as he and his parents fled to Le Chambon where Nelly’s parents were among the leaders of the Le Chambon effort.

Funded through the Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies. For more information regarding the conference or for how to become a sponsor, visit our website or call 253-535-7177.