Past Conferences

Michael Berenbaum “Making Sense of This Moment in Time”

Posted on February 21, 2021

In the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants’ first virtual event, Michael Berenbaum speaks on current events to World Federation members on January 17, 2021. This event may now be viewed online here

2019 WFJCSH&D Conference Vancouver, November 1-4 Robert Krell Keynote

Posted on February 25, 2020

The Future of Our Past: Informing and Inspiring the Next Generations Keynote for 31st Gathering of WFJCSH&D Vancouver, B.C. Canada       November 2, 2019 Dear friends, Look around you. Embrace what you see. Already you are sharing a miracle. For how is it possible that we are here? Think of it. We were not meant to Continue Reading »

2019 WFJCSH&D Conference Vancouver, November 1-4

Posted on January 19, 2020

Nearly 400 Survivor Generations: Child Survivors, members of the Second and Third Generations, gathered together in sunny and chilly Vancouver. Together with the Vancouver Holocaust Centre, a memorable program was designed. Workshops, speakers and panel discussions were engaging, emotional and educational, and a wonderful community was created over the three days. (click to see conference Continue Reading »

2019 Conference, Vancouver. Historians and Survivors as Partners in Telling the truth of the Shoah, Chris Friedrichs

Posted on December 27, 2019

HISTORIANS AND SURVIVORS AS PARTNERS IN TELLING THE TRUTH OF THE SHOAH Chris Friedrichs Professor Emeritus of History University of British Columbia World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants conference November 2019 Note: You may quote or cite this lecture, but please do not publish or circulate the full text without Continue Reading »

WFJCSH&D conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, 9- 12 November 2018

Posted on December 10, 2018

Again we have participated in a wonderful conference, this time at Florida’s east coast. The weather was great and we stayed in the nice Marriot West Palm Beach hotel, where we could sit and schmooze in a spacious lobby, a wonderful garden and relax and swim in the pool. The organisers had selected for us Continue Reading »

2018 Conference, West Palm Beach, How to Succeed at Succession, Robert Krell speech

Posted on November 15, 2018

Dear Friends, It is precisely 80 years since the Reich’s Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 9 & 10, 1938. We must take note of that precise moment when the Shoah began in its most lethal form. Of course, German propaganda and its virulent anti-Semitism had been evident for many years and Jewish civil rights had been Continue Reading »

2018 Conference, West Palm Beach, Max Arpels Lezer November 9 speech

Posted on November 15, 2018

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, honoured guests. Today we commemorate that 80 years ago on November 9, 1938 Kristallnacht in Germany took place. A horible night for Jews living in Germany. I do not need to tell you that on the night of November 9; 1400 synagogues were burned down and demolished. That 7500 shops Continue Reading »

2017 Conference, Jerusalem

Posted on December 20, 2017

With an attendance of 370 (including 135 survivors and spouses!) and coverage from multiple news outlets, this year’s conference can safely be called a huge success! The Israel location was especially nice for those with Israeli relatives.

2016, Los Angeles, Letter from a 2G

Posted on December 10, 2016

Dear WFJCSHD: Though I’d always been deeply interested in my mother’s past as a hidden survivor in Paris, I’d never given much thought to the Holocaust’s enduring effects on my generation or myself until I attended the 2016 conference in Los Angeles. I was surprised, though shouldn’t have been, how emotionally difficult it was at Continue Reading »

2015 Conference, Houston, Texas

Posted on October 24, 2015

Houston, Texas 2015 Conference a Great Success! World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and  Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), with Houston Holocaust Museum – 2015 Joint Conference Houston Texas, USA, October 9-12, 2015. The feedback has been very positive. Speakers, workshops, panels, entertainment, all excellent. Were you there? If yes, send us your Continue Reading »

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