The Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

The Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education annually provides educators, students, and community members a way to use the lessons of the Holocaust to empower themselves and others to challenge prejudices, violence, and other forms of dehumanization.

Each conference offers opportunities to learn from major scholars whose research focuses on the Holocaust. Conference sessions also highlight interdisciplinary approaches to Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with especially strong attention given to the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional studies (including that of education). The first Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education was held at Pacific Lutheran University in 2007.

Additionally, the Powell-Heller Conference showcases the research and projects of Pacific Lutheran University faculty, staff, and students. As the first university in the Pacific Northwest to offer a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, PLU is proud of its long-standing record of excellence in Holocaust studies and its dedication to building partnerships with the Holocaust Center for Humanity and other organizations, educational programs, and individuals with missions that focus on teaching current generations about what happened in the Holocaust and the importance of engaging antisemitism and other forms of hatred and discrimination.


Find more information about the current conference here.