"Forgiveness and the Holocaust?"
An Exploration of Medical and Moral Ethics

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission (THC) is proud to announce the 2014 Irvin and Elizabeth Limor Holocaust Education Conference which will take place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST) at the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt Campus located at 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240.

This year’s program will feature Eva Kor who is a survivor of Auschwitz. Eva along with her twin sister Miriam, was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Both of her parents and two older sisters were killed at the camp; only she and Miriam survived. In 1984 Kor founded the organization CANDLES (an acronym for "Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors"), through which she located 122 other living Mengele twins, as the experiment survivors came to be known.

The conference will also feature, Arthur Allen and his new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr.Weigl. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with survivors, Arthur Allen tells the harrowing story of two brave scientists—a Christian and a Jew— who put their expertise regarding the typhus vaccine to the best possible use, at the highest personal danger.

This one-day conference is open to the public and specifically designed for middle and high school teachers to provide them with additional knowledge and resources about the Holocaust. Educators are encouraged to identify mature students to accompany them to the all day workshop for hands-on activities and interaction with survivors and educators in the field of Holocaust studies.  

  • Lunch: Lunch will not be provided as part of the conference.  We encourage participants to eat on the Vanderbilt Campus in Rand Hall. Lunch recommendations are available by viewing the link under general conference information.
  • Parking:  Reserved parking is available on the Vanderbilt Campus for $10 per car.  To request a parking pass click on the link to the left for the request form and payment information or click here. You can also email the form to ariana.ramos@vanderbilt.edu.
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