2015 Powell-Heller Education Conference
Thanks to the dedication and generous support of the Powell, Heller, and Mayer families, Pacific Lutheran University is proud to develop and host an annual conference that introduces our community to the best in scholarship about the Holocaust and features special components for teachers who wish to incorporate Holocaust education in their curricula. The first Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education convened in 2008 and will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2017.
Our theme in 2015 for the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference is “Children’s Voices, The Holocaust and Beyond.” Designed in collaboration with Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Denver/Rocky Mountains Branch of Facing History and Ourselves, this year’s schedule includes:
A screening of the Emmy-nominated film 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus and a discussion with its writer-director-producer, Steven Pressman
New scholarship on the Kindertransport in Czechoslovakia and the role of Polish nannies as caregivers for Jewish children, presented by Laura Brade and Jenni Marlow, with comments from Christopher Browning
The Lemkin Lecture from Patricia Heberer-Rice of the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Mandel Institute: “In Their Own Words: The World of the Child during the Holocaust”
Facing History 101, a workshop for teachers led by Fran Sterling of Facing History and Ourselves
and much more! Starting January 5, 2015, check our new website to register and review the full schedule: www.powellhellerconference.com