We are offering both in-person and virtual speaking engagements!
The Holocaust Center Speakers Bureau consists of more than 30 active speakers who share their stories throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our Speakers Bureau includes Holocaust survivors, survivors of other genocides, and Legacy Speakers. Legacy Speakers are the children and grandchildren of survivors, liberators, and rescuers (Righteous Among the Nations).
Students of any age who hear a speaker will make connections between the Holocaust, genocide, and the world around them today; understand that individuals with unique lives and stories are behind Holocaust statistics and history; and reflect on how to combat hatred and prejudice in all forms.
I have read a lot about the Holocaust but to hear someone actually talk about someone's emotions about what they were going through was extremely enlightening. I really admire your determination to educate the world about this event because so many people still don't know about the Holocaust and this event should never be forgotten. -Isabella, 8th grade, Twin Falls MS in North Bend
FAQs and Policies:
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and policies before scheduling.
Submit the request form below at least 3 weeks in advance of your preferred dates. Priority is given to schools and groups in the Pacific Northwest; in some cases, we can provide a virtual speaker for out-of-region requests except for the months of March-June. If you are outside the area, check with your local Holocaust center or museum.
The Virtual Speakers Bureau is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Loeb Family Charitable Foundations. The development of Legacy Speakers is made possible with the generous support of Debbie Killinger; the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc; and the Norcliffe Foundation.
Thank you to all of the schools and groups that hosted speakers virtually in 2021-2022!