Sampling of Presentations

Mark Klempner's presentations on the rescuers have been attended by thousands of people at more than 100 synagogues, churches, schools, universities, and cultural centers, including the following:

  • In April 2012, Mark was honored to have been invited to address members of Congress and their Staffs on the subject of Holocaust rescuers. He also spoke at the Library of Congress the following day and gave talks at several area synagogues and Jewish community centers.
  • Keynote speaker at the Asheville Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration involving Temple Beth Ha-Tephila, Beth Israel Synagogue, Western North Carolina Hillel, and the Center for Jewish Studies, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Keynote Speaker at the Greater East Bay Yom HaShoah Commemoration involving the Jewish Federation, Congregation B'nai Shalom, and several other congregations in the vicinity of Walnut Creek, CA.
  • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Beth El Synagogue, Durham, North Carolina
  • B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, Maryland
  • B'nai Israel Synagogue, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • B'nai Brith Youth Organization, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) and University of Rochester Hillel (joint event), Rochester, New York
  • Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Congregation Ansche Chesed, Manhattan, New York
  • Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Manhattan, New York
  • Congregation Ohav Shalom, Albany, New York
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Friends Center, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington DC
  • Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Durham, North Carolina
  • Great Neck Public Library, Great Neck, New York
  • Greensboro Public Library; Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Hadassah, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library, Forest Hills, New York
  • Ithaca Alternative High School, Ithaca, New York
  • Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Manhattan, New York
  • Lexicon Library, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Lighthouse School, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City, New York
  • Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Raleigh Friends Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Temple Beth El, Ithaca, New York
  • The Shepherd's Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • United Congregational Church, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC
  • University of Georgia Center for Jewish Life, Athens
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Presentations at Professional Meetings and Conferences

  • As a folklorist and historian, Mark Klempner has spoken to numerous professional groups about the rescuers, including the following:
  • “Righteous Gentiles and the Rescue of Dutch Jews.” National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • “‘First Do No Harm’: Safeguarding the Mental Health of Holocaust Survivors Who Participate in Oral History Interviews.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina.
  • “Making Trauma Stories Visible: Recei ving and Reliving Holocaust Memories.” Chair and commentator. Oral History Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • “Community and Memory.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • “Navigating Life Review Interviews with Survivors of Trauma.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Buffalo.
  • “Oral History and Memory.” North Carolina State University Librarians Association, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • “Recovered Memory.” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
  • “Redeeming the World: Dutch People Who Rescued Jews During World War II.” Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • “Speaking What Cannot Be Said; Listening to What Cannot Be Heard: An Empathic Approach to Interviewing Holocaust Survivors.” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Rochester, New York.

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