Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration 2019

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Smith

The Courage to Speak: Survivor Testimony as the Final Word on the Holocaust

Dr Stephen D. Smith is the Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, and holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.

He founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England and co-founded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Dr Smith has served as a producer on a number of film and new media projects, including Dimensions in Testimony, and the VR project The Last Goodbye.

In recognition of his work, Dr Smith has become a member of the Order of the British Empire and received the Interfaith Gold Medallion. He also holds two honorary doctorates, and lectures widely
on issues relating to the history and collective response to the Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity.