Virtual Survivor Speakers
A Holocaust survivor is a person who remained alive during the Holocaust, which was a violent event that took place between 1933 and 1945. Two out of three European Jews perished in the Holocaust; survivors coped through and experienced extreme difficulties in order to survive. The Holocaust survivors in our community volunteer their time to share their personal histories and are firsthand witnesses to this moment in history. By listening to them with care, respect, and compassion, students can share the responsibility of collective memory. They truly welcome all questions, sometimes even difficult or personal questions, and will let participants know if it is something they do not want to talk about. The subject of the Holocaust is difficult to discuss, but that they are here to speak with students because they understand the value of their personal stories and remembering the important lessons of Holocaust history. Through listening, sharing, and learning, together we can commit to building a more humane, dignified, and respectful world.
At Holocaust Museum LA, our educational philosophy is to engage students around artifact-based learning and intergenerational dialogue to fulfill our mission to educate, commemorate, and inspire.
If you are interested in inviting a Holocaust survivor to speak to your class, community center, or cultural institution via Zoom, please review the below criteria prior to submitting a Virtual Speaker Request form:
Speakers require a minimum of 45 minutes to speak
Request form must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event date
Click here to download the Virtual Program Guide.
For more information, please contact Michael Morgenstern at Michael@hmla.org.