The Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

Lemkin Lecture and Essay Contest

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7 p.m. in the Scandinavian Cultural Center at PLU

This year Robert P. Ericksen, Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies Emeritus, was the featured speaker. His talk was titled “On Luther, Jews, and Lutherans in Nazi Germany.”

Along with the lecture, each year, PLU offers students a chance to participate in a Lemkin essay contest. Students are asked to write a 7-10 page essay on the topic “Genocide: What does it mean to you?” A panel of faculty members judge the essays. The first place essay winner will be awarded $750. Second place award is $250. All essay contributors were invited to attend the Lemkin Lecture on April 4, 2017, where the awards were announced.

Robert P. Ericksen

Learn more about the the Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies Emeritus, this year's Lemkin lecturer.

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About Raphael Lemkin

Learn more about the Polish-born Jew who escaped from Nazi-controlled Poland during the war, and what the lecture is all about.

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