Charleston Holocaust Speakers Bureau

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Holocaust Speakers Bureau Biographies


We are so lucky in Charleston to have a robust list of local Holocaust Survivors and Children of Survivors to speak to our community/schools.

Charleston's Holocaust Survivors: Joe Engel, Rose Golderg, Diny Adkins, Sylvia Zealberg, Ann Fields, Francine Taylor

Hear From Those Who Survived, Those Who Liberated, and Those Who Survived the Survivors


"Pick a name of a child who did not survive the Holocaust and remember them so that they will not have died in vain." - Joe Engel, Survivor, Charleston, SC


If your school, community organization or religious organization wants to learn about the Holocaust from a local resident who lived through it the Charleston Holocaust Speakers Bureau has many different types of speakers to fit the needs of your educational program. In addition to survivors, there are also descendants of Holocaust Survivors who offer personal accounts of the continuing impact of the Holocaust and recount the stories of Survivors that are no longer with us.


The five types of speakers available for your program:


  • Survivors: Experiences which include concentration camps, escape to other countries, those who hid in the woods or passed as Aryans
  • Child Survivors: Children hidden during the War or sent on Kindertransport (organized child rescue effort)
  • Descendants of Survivors: Discuss the continuing impact of the Holocaust and recount the stories of survivors that are no longer with us
  • Liberators: Allied troops and other individuals who assisted with the liberation of various concentration camps                                                                             
  • Teacher Training: The REMEMBER Program is able to provide trainers and resources for educators to bring Holocaust programming to their classrooms.


If your group or organization is interested in having a speaker, please complete the Speaker Request form below.


Please note that our remaining survivor speakers are elderly and may need assistance when they arrive on your site.


After confirming a speaker, please look over the "Be Prepared to Host Your Speaker" document.

2nd and 3rd Generation Children of Survivors Needed!


Our Holocaust Speakers Bureau seeks children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators (known as 2Gs and 3Gs) who would be willing to visit schools and organizations. Our aging speakers are finding it increasingly more difficult to travel and speak. We hope to expand our speaking network to include 2Gs and 3Gs.


Please contact Samantha Krantz at 843-898-8745 or if you are interested or would like more information.