“Everybody — every human being — has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world”

—Edith Carter, Holocaust Survivor

Speakers’ Bureau

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education offers access to individuals who have been affected by the Holocaust and the events of World War II: Holocaust survivors, Holocaust refugees, World War II veterans and concentration camp liberators, and other eyewitnesses. Additionally, children and grandchildren of survivors, and trained experts and educators are available to speak to your group. The Speakers’ Bureau can help connect your schools and community organizations with these people, and arrange to have them speak to your group.

Werner Coppel

Speakers can participate at events anywhere in the Tri-State area. Special arrangements can be made for an eyewitness to speak to your group in conjunction with a visit to Mapping Our Tears.

Some speakers are accompanied by a Powerpoint, while others do not. The technology needs of each individual vary and will be discussed prior to your scheduled presentation. Speakers typically spend about an hour with a group.


Stephane Marks

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Henry Fenichel – As a child, he was imprisoned in Bergen Belsen concentration camp and escaped on a rare prisoner exchange to Palestine as a young child.
  • Zahava Render was born in Poland during the war. As a baby she was hidden in a bunker, then later in a convent.
  • Werner Coppel, born in Germany, experienced the rise of Nazism from the beginning. As a teenager he was a slave laborer in Auschwitz and later survived a Death March.
  • Conrad Weiner was born in Romania. When he was a young child, he and his mother were sent to Budi, where they endured harsh times but ultimately survived.
  • Stephanie Marks was born in Poland. As a teenager she and her family fled Nazi Europe, encountering numerous challenges on the road to freedom in the USA.
  • Al Miller grew up in Nazi Germany and witnessed the rise of antisemitism, before escaping with his family to the USA.

The Center staff will work with you to ensure a meaningful program. We recommend contacting the Center at least one month in advance before the desired presentation. A donation to the Center of $100 is suggested to cover the costs incurred by this program.

To schedule a speaker, please complete the Speakers’ Bureau Request Form. After submitting the form, you will receive a reply within one week. If you do not receive a reply within one week, please contact CHHE at 513-487-3055. Your presentation is not booked until you receive either an email or phone confirmation from CHHE.