The Speakers Bureau is now on Zoom!
The Holocaust Center Speakers Bureau consists of almost 30 active speakers who share their stories throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our Speakers Bureau includes Holocaust survivors and Legacy Speakers. Legacy Speakers are children and grandchildren of survivors, children of liberators, and children of rescuers (Righteous Among the Nations).
The mission of the Speakers Bureau is to provide a personal connection to the Holocaust for students of all ages, and show them a human face and story that listeners can reflect upon to confront bigotry and intolerance today. Hearing speakers give testimony helps students find their own voice, and helps teach them to be responsible citizens in our community, our nation, and our world.
"I would like to thank you for coming to our school to tell our class your family's experience in the war... I learned a great lesson about how you should never be afraid to do what is right." -Dustin, Auburn
Bringing a Holocaust Center speaker to your school, class, or group is still possible through a live online experience via Zoom.
Please submit the request form above at least 3 weeks in advance of your preferred dates to start planning your Zoom speaking engagement.
Priority is given to schools and groups in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. If you are outside this area, we encourage you to check with your local Holocaust museum.
Note: we are no longer accepting new requests for speakers on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), April 8, and instead invite you to attend our special public program that day, Ingrid and Maud: A Holocaust Story of a Rescuer and the Rescued.
Also: join the Center's weekly virtual Lunch-and-Learn series! We encourage you to tune in with your students or group to our Lunch-and-Learns broadcast live via Zoom weekly on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch-and-Learn presentations feature members of our Speakers Bureau, scholars, authors, and notable speakers.
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. Funding for Women's Voices in History was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
See where the speakers went in the 2019-2020 school year: