The Holocaust Center Speakers Bureau consists of about 30 active speakers who share their stories throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our Speakers Bureau includes Holocaust survivors and Legacy Speakers. Legacy Speakers are the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, children of liberators, and children of rescuers (Righteous Among the Nations). Browse this page to explore the incredible range of individuals who dedicate volunteer time to speak about their experiences, or on behalf of a family member.

Based on your audience, dates, location, and details ,  Holocaust Center staff will carefully match an available speaker with your group for your speaking engagement. Please note that requests for a specific speaker cannot be guaranteed.  

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Speakers Bureau Members
“I was hidden with a Catholic family, a couple [with] no children. They pretended I…
Grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, Arik Cohen tells their stories of perseverance, luck, and resilience…
Barbara is the daughter of Holocaust survivor Steve Adler. She assisted her father in telling…
Andrea and Joanna D’Asaro and their mother Barbara Sachs D’Asaro tell the story of Barbara’s…
Betsy Touriel-Kapner, the daughter of Austrian Holocaust survivors, tells the stories of her parents escape…
Beverley Silver shares the story of both of her parents, Jewish Holocaust survivors Johanna Stern…
Granddaughter of Hungarian Auschwitz survivor Vera Frank Federman, Breeze Dahlberg shares her grandmother's story.   
Carla Peperzak was born in Amsterdam in 1923 to a Jewish family. Although Carla's mother…
Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany in 1928, Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Fritz and Lucie…
Clarice Wilsey, daughter of Army physici an Captain David Wilsey, M.D. who was one of…
  Daphna Robon tells the story of her parents, Imre Friedmann and Naomi Kraus. Imre…
Emmanuel Turaturanye is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. 
George Elbaum was born in Warsaw, Poland on August 20, 1938, one year before Hitler…
Daughter of Tom Lenda, a child survivor of Theresienstadt, Hana Kern shares her father's experiences.…
Harriet Mendels was born in the Netherlands to a large Jewish family that was assimilated…
Henry Friedman was born in 1928 to a Jewish family in Brody, Poland (present-day Ukraine).…
Henry Haas was born to two Jewish families in Berlin Germany on April 8, 1938.…
Daughter of Dutch survivor of Auschwitz, Ine-Marie van Dam shares her mother's story. Ada van…
Daughter of Dutch rescuers, Ingrid shares the story of her family's bravery to hid 40…
Jack Schaloum is the son of Holocaust survivor Magda Schaloum, a Hungarian survivor of Auschwitz…
Jessica Fenton grew up in South Florida very close to her grandparents, Natalie and Murray…
Joe Lewinsohn was born in Berlinchen, Germany on May 16 , 1937. On Kristallnacht (November…
Josh was born in Tomaszow, Poland in 1936, where his family had lived for almost…
Judy Schocken’s story is about how the Nazi rise to power affected her family in…
Karen Treiger shares the survival story of her mother- and father-in-law, Esther and Sam Goldberg.…
Matthew Erlich’s mother, Felicia Lewkowicz, was born in Krakow, Poland in 1923. Felicia was one…
Michal’s father, Arieh Engelberg, was born in Tanobrezg, Poland in 1934. “I am the daughter…
The daughter of two survivors, Naomi tells the stories of her parents from primary source…
In 1959, at a time of political unrest in Rwanda, Paul Karemera’s grandparents on both…
Peter was born in Amsterdam in 1935. In 1942, when Peter was 7, the Nazis…
Randee Kissinger's mother was a cousin of Vera Frank Federman's husband.  Vera was born June…
In Memoriam: Holocaust Survivor Herbert Friedman. It is with sadness that we announce the passing…
Ron Gompertz tells the story of his father, Rolf Gompertz. Ron is proud of his…
Steve Pruzan's grandparents and his mother fled Germany in 1939, and made their home in…
Tom Heller, MD, is the son of Holocaust survivors. Tom’s father Paul was born in…