Schedule for the 2014 Powell-Heller Conference in Holocaust Education

The Powell-Heller Conference is provided free of charge; meals are not included. Continuing education credit for teachers are considered add-ons and available for a minimal fee.

Continuing education credits or semester credit options are available at a nominal cost. Registration begins in January and will remain open until the day of the conference. The Powell-Heller Conference is provided through funding from the Kurt Mayer Endowed Chair in Holocaust Studies and support from community members and sponsors.

Wednesday, March 12

Xavier, Nordquist Lecture Hall

7 p.m. “Weapons of the Spirit” Movie and Discussion with Pierre Sauvage: Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Thursday, March 13

Anderson University Center/Chris Knutzen Hall East and West

1 p.m. Exodus 1947

  • Speaker: Sam Brill-Child of Survivors

3 p.m. Speakers for afternoon panel

  • Pierre Sauvage
  • Dr. Christopher Browning
  • Dr. Helmut Lehmann

Mary Baker Russell Music Center/Lagerquist Hall

7:30 p.m. Annual Raphael Lemkin Lecture and Awards

  • Speaker: Dr. Susannah Heschel: “Personal Trajectories and Holocaust Studies”

9 p.m. Reception

Friday, March 14

Anderson University Center/Chris Knutzen Hall East

8 a.m. Registration

Chris Knutzen Hall East, West, Regency Room, Union Pacific Room

8:30 a.m. High School Students and Educator Track Sessions


  • Washington State Holocaust Education and Resource staff
  • PLU Holocaust and Genocide Studies faculty
  • Local High School Educators

Lagerquist Hall

10:30 a.m. Chapel: Dr. Robert Ericksen

Anderson University Center/Chris Knutzen Hall East

11:10 a.m. Survivors and Rescuers, France in WWII

  • Introduction by Dr. Christopher Browning
  • Survivor: Pierre Sauvage, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
  • Rescuer: Nelly Trocmé Hewett

Anderson University Center/Scandinavian Cultural Center

1 p.m. Luncheon, Student Presentations, Art Gallery

3 p.m. Documentary Film: The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark

  • Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Hong