Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

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The 2015 Powell-Heller Conference on Holocaust Education

Thanks to the dedication and generous support of the Powell, Heller, and Mayer families, Pacific Lutheran University hosted the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference on March 4-6 of 2015. The theme for the conference was “Children’s Voices, The Holocaust and Beyond.”

Highlights of the conference included 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. The Lemkin Lecture, entitled “In Their Own Words: The World of the Child during the Holocaust,” featured scholar Patricia Heberer-Rice of the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Mandel Institute.

Holocaust survivor Ela Stein Weissberger spoke to over 250 audience members about her life in Terezin concentration camp, and her unique experiences performing as “the Cat” in the children’s opera Brundibar.

Fran Sterling, of Facing History and Ourselves, led sessions on the “literature of witness” left by children who were targeted by Nazi antisemitism and violence during the Holocaust. Over 400 people attended these interactive educational conversations (270 of whom were local middle and high school students.

Watch videos of most of the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference on Holocaust Education at this site:

http://vimeopro.com/pluitech/8th-annual-powell-heller-holocaust-conference

Mark your calendars now the Ninth Annual Powell-Heller Conference, scheduled for March 2-4, 2016. We’ll see you there!

Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies Spring 2015 Newsletter

Ela Weissberger, Child Survivor, Tells Her Story

Holocaust survivor Ela Stein Weissberger spoke to over 250 audience members about her life in Terezin concentration camp, and her unique experiences performing as “the Cat” in the children’s opera Brundibar.

http://www.plu.edu/marcom/news/2015/03/06/holocaust-survivor-shares-her-story-at-plu/

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