If your students are reading The Diary of Anne Frank, you may wish to request one of our Speakers Emeriti who was a hidden child. If your class is reading Maus, you might consider a speaker who is the child of survivors. Several of our speakers are professional historians. Others have expertise in topics such as Resistance and Rescue, Displaced Persons Camps, the Lodz Ghetto, and Elie Wiesel.
We have vetted our speakers to the best of our ability. It is extremely challenging to confirm all of the details of our speakers' stories since they are discussing events that occurred decades ago. All victims of genocide and mass atrocities may choose to relate only portions of their experiences, but we are grateful to them for all they share with us.
Please note that most of our volunteer speakers have limited teaching or speaking experience. We regularly meet with them to guide them through their talking points using visual aids. To ensure an effective program, please read Hosting Speakers for practical suggestions on assisting our speakers to do their best.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, please consider hosting a speaker via Zoom. Please contact Sharon Halperin to discuss teleconferencing and Zoom programming.