Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

Lemkin Lecture and Essay Contest

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7-10 p.m. in the Regency Room at PLU

Holocaust banner - 2 photos merged, Families being pushed along by Nazi soldiers and a religious person writing

This year, Gerhard Weinberg, Ph.D., will speak on the topic of “Pope Pius XII in World War II.”

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 will be invited to attend the Lemkin Lecture on April 7, 2016, where the awards will be announced.

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg

Learn more about the man who is a leading world scholar on the topics of Nazi Germany, WWII, foreign policy, and the Holocaust.

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.