Request A Holocaust Speaker
The Speakers Bureau provides a priceless resource for teachers and students. Speakers provide the memories and insights of their own experiences (as survivors, refugees, and liberators of the Holocaust) directly to students in the classroom and other venues. We now also have several speakers who are children of survivors who will tell their parents stories. There may be times or locations when we are unable to provide a speaker, but we will work with you to find a presentation or DVD that will work.
Once OJMCHE staff have found an available speaker and have forwarded their information to you, you will be asked to make the initial contact with the survivor speaker.
Please be respectful of their time and needs by contacting them as soon as you receive this information in order to confirm logistical information about your specific speaking venue and program plans.
Before filling out the request form, please consider the following:
-Please try to submit your request at least 3 weeks in advance.
-Be prepared to have multiple dates available
-Speakers usually need 75-90 minutes of uninterrupted time to tell their stories and answer questions
-Speaking engagements are usually not scheduled before 10am.
-Very rarely will speakers present multiple times in one day, so we encourage classes to be combined.
-If you are requesting a particular speaker, please note their name on the request form. We will do our best to honor your request.
-There is no fee associated with hosting a speaker, however, many schools offer an honorarium to offset the cost of running this program.