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.