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Lunch & Learn (Online)

Join us once a month for a Lunch & Learn program to hear children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, notable speakers on timely issues, and historical experts.

All programs are virtual on Zoom and are open to everyone. Watch the program live to ask questions or participate in the chat. Or watch the recorded program at your convenience on our website.

Check out the many previous Lunch & Learn programs available for you to watch.



Coming up: 


Escaping Auschwitz LL 6 11 24 BethGPEscaping Auschwitz: A True Story

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm | Online

With Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, author and professor at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma

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The true story of Rudy Vrba and his planned successful escape from Auschwitz. Vrba was not the only prisoner to crack the system and risk his life to escape Auschwitz. How and why did Vrba do it? Why haven't we heard these stories?  

Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle is the Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University. Her most recent publication is a revised and expanded edition of Antisemitism and the Holocaust: Language, Rhetoric and Traditions of Hatred. She has also published Bishop von Galen:German Catholicism and National Socialism, she has edited a revised and expanded second edition of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial and Its Policy Consequences Today as well as editing, Trajectories of Memory, an examination of the Holocaust in History and in the Arts. She has published numerous articles, chapters in books and book reviews. Her most recent research involves examining the persecution of “Catholic non-Aryans” in Nazi Germany.


Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these programs are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and its employees.    

Thank you to our Lunch & Learn Sponsors: 

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The Frances Roth & Stanley R. Schill Foundation     


If you or your company are interested in sponsoring one or more Lunch & Learn programs throughout the year, please contact Jessica Michels at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.