Hello all,

I want to invite all of you to attend PLU’s Holocaust Conference Thursday evening, March 18th, through Saturday March 20th. This is free to attend, entirely open to the public, and completely relevant to Hillel and everyone else in the community. If anyone would like to attend, I encourage you to sign up soon. There is a registration link on the page. If there are a few of us going, we can see about arranging a carpool of some kind up to Tacoma for this. Please let me know if you will be attending, and pass this information on to anyone else you know.


Pacific Lutheran University will host the Third Annual Powell and Heller Family Holocaust Conference, March 18-20, 2010, on the PLU campus. Professor Christopher Browning, internationally recognized author of “Ordinary Men” and a former professor at PLU, will deliver the opening Raphael Lemkin Lecture at 7 p.m. on March 18. His topic is, “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: Challenges, Limitations, and Opportunities.”

Other conference highlights include Professor Sara Horowitz and her ground-breaking research on “gender, genocide and Jewish memory”; Carl Wilkens, an eye-witness to the Rwandan genocide, testimony from Holocaust survivors; an exploration of the psychology of evil; and a special presentation of music from the Holocaust. For a complete conference schedule, click here.

This conference is free and all sessions are open to the public. Registration is requested. The program on Saturday, March 20, is designed with educators in mind, and is focused on lessons of diversity and tolerance that can be learned through the Holocaust. Educator clock hours are available. For further information, please contact Brenda Murray at 253-535-7595 or the PLU Kurt Mayer Professor of Holocaust Studies, Robert Ericksen, at ericksrp@plu.edu.

If you are attending and are interested in carpooling up, please email me (anneke@evergreenhillel.org) or message me over Facebook. You can find our Facebook event page at:


Evergreen Hillel Coordinator