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.