Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

Seventh Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

March 12-14, 2014

The Powell-Heller Conference will be held March 12-14, 2014 and will feature current work of Dr. Christopher Browning, Pierre Sauvage, Susannah Heschel and others.  Rounding out the conference  will be faculty
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involved in the newly-approved Holocaust/Genocide Minor at PLU, Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center teacher training and talks by Holocaust survivors.  There will be a Friday focus for educators and students during the conference. The theme for this conference will be "Survivors and Rescuers." Registration is still open.

Scholars Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dr. Hartmut Lehmann and Dr. Christopher Browning present their latest work in this year’s theme, “Survivors & Rescuers." 

Survivors include the story of the Brill family, survivors of Exodus 1947; Renee Firestone, Auschwitz survivor; and Pierre

Sauvage, child survivor and child of survivors. Nelly Trocmé Hewett shares 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.