Engage with History by Hearing from a Witness to History

“Hearing the experience of the speaker made it more real for kids and they were shocked that this could happen to millions of people. They found it really sad, but important—so that it never happens again.”

Build empathy in your students through the power of personal testimony by inviting a Holocaust survivor to speak in your classroom. The Coppel Speakers Bureau provides a forum for Holocaust survivors and their descendants to share their stories with students, either in person or virtually. 

HHC is currently holding all Coppel Speakers Bureau presentations online.

To schedule a speaker, please fill out all of the information below. Speakers Bureau requests must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. HHC recommends speakers for audiences over the age of 11.

    Contact Name*

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    Cell Phone*

    Your Email*

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    Group Information

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    Audience Size:*

    Audience Age*:

    How does this speaker fit into your group's event?*

    Please specify the kind of speaker you are interested in:*

    Presentation Date

    Choose a date and time preference below for the speaker's presentation. Requests should be submitted at least two weeks before the presentation date. Please check with your administration and school/activity calendar before submitting dates. All speaking engagements are currently being held online until further notice. Presentations are typically 45 minutes and include: 1/2 hour presentation and 15 minutes of questions from the audience.


    Presentation Time:*

    Please choose the time you would like the speaker to begin speaking.

    Please choose the time you would like the speaker to stop speaking.

    Speaker Needs*

    All speaking engagements are currently being held online until further notice. We will provide a Zoom link for the presentation unless your group prefers to use another platform. If you prefer to use another platform, we ask you to provide us with the link to use that platform and enable us to screen share during the presentation.

    What platform does your group wish to use for the presentation if you do not want to use Zoom?*

    Speakers Bureau Donation

    HHC requests a $100 donation for Speakers Bureau presentations. If your group needs assistance with the donation, please contact the Holocaust & Humanity Center directly at 513-487-3055.

    Payment Method:*

    Please do not give the donation to the speaker. Please send the donation directly to the Holocaust & Humanity Center. Please check the method of payment below. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please contact HHC at 513-487-3055.

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    Signature Confirmation

    In order for your presentation to be scheduled, you must sign below. You will receive confirmation of your presentation time and date within five business days of submitting your form. Please note, your Speakers Bureau presentation is not scheduled until you receive either a phone call or email confirmation from HHC.

    • HHC cannot guarantee a specific speaker to present to your group.
    • HHC is not responsible for changes in the speaker’s schedule. If a presentation is canceled, HHC will work with you to organize another presentation.
    • Please alert HHC if you plan to record the speaker’s presentation. Please note that a recording of the speaker’s presentation cannot be used without our permission.
    • Please reference that the speaker is part of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center's Coppel Speakers Bureau in your marketing materials.

    I have read and understand the regulations and procedures for a Speakers Bureau presentation. Please sign electronically below:*

    Once this form has been submitted, you will see a green box confirming that the form was submitted successfully. For a pdf copy of this form please contact HHC.

    For any questions contact the Holocaust & Humanity Center at (513) 487-3055.