Past Conferences

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 WFJHS&D: 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 »

2014, Berlin Claims Conference News

Posted on June 15, 2015

August 24 thru Wednesday August 27, 2014 From the Executive Committee of the WFJHS&D: President— Stefanie Seltzer Executive Vice President—Steve Adler Vice Presidents— Chana Arnon, Anita Ekstein, Jacques Fein, Melissa Hacker, Max Arpels Lezer, René Lichtman, Daisy Miller, Henri Obstfeld, Melita Svob Secretary—Charles Silow Treasurer— Isaac Kot * * * * * * * We are very Continue Reading »

2014 Conference, Berlin

Posted on June 3, 2015

Following are links to important articles that, because of space limitations, could not be included in our latest newsletter Mishpocha! The articles deal with topics discussed at our Berlin 2014 Conference or are personal descriptions of the conference. ****** A critique of Holocaust education in Germany, by Anna Rosmus. In this article Ms. Rosmus tells the Continue Reading »

2014 Berlin Conference News

Posted on January 1, 2015

Berlin Conference 2014 Huge Success. Over 375 attend, Child Survivors, 2G, 3G, entire families, from 16 countries. Below is link to article by Dr. Charles Silow, 2G from Detroit on the 2014 Berlin Conference Charley’s article appeared in the Detroit Jewish News. Charley has also written about his visit to the Lodz Commemoration, after Continue Reading »

2014 Conference, Berlin, Photos

Posted on October 8, 2014

We cry during the day and dance at night – photos by Melissa Traub, Charles Silow, Uri Ophir, Rene Lichtman, Mel Boas.

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