Speeches

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.

Professor Yehuda Bauer on Refugee Crisis

Posted on November 20, 2015

Please use this link to view more from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/stories/ihra-honorary-chairman-statement IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement | IHRA INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement “We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.” — Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust IHRA Honorary Continue Reading »

2013 Las Vegas, Michael Berenbaum on Kristallnacht

Posted on January 13, 2014

Michael Berenbaum: “Kristallnacht: The Reich Pogrom at 75: The End of the Beginning, the Beginning of the End.”

2012 Cleveland Conference

Posted on February 24, 2013

The 2012 annual conference was a resounding success, with nearly 400 child survivors, family, and descendants attending.  We heard presentations from internationally known experts such as Robert Krell, Patrick Henry, Mordecai Paldiel, and Menachem Rosensaft.  There were captivating panel discussions on diverse topics including “Self Help in the Ghetto” and the future of holocaust education.  Continue Reading »

2012 Cleveland, Dr. Robert Krell

Posted on November 10, 2012

Our good friend, Dr. Robert Krell spoke to us once again, and inspired us with his insights about our common past. To view his speech, followed by a brief biography, please click on the following link: Robert Krell speech Cleveland 2012

Robert Krell UN speech

Posted on February 6, 2012

2012 United Nations Holocaust Remembrance: The 2012 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust focussed on the theme, “Children and the Holocaust”. The theme served to highlight the impact of mass violence on children. United Nations’ annual observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of Continue Reading »

Warsaw 2011: Professor Adam Rotfeld Speech, “Memory of Nations. About the Right to Forgive and Reconciliation”

Posted on August 20, 2011

Speech by Professor Adam Rotfeld about forgiveness and reconciliation given at the Warsaw 2011 conference. Click here to read the speech: Professor Adam Rotfeld’s Speech “Memory of Nations. About the Right to Forgive and Reconciliation”

Speech and Singing by Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, “A Living Traditon: Music of the Jews Throughout the World”

Posted on December 29, 2010

Presented at the Chicago/Skokie 2010 Conference. Listen now:  You can download the file here: Cantor Mizrahi Concert

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