Since 1970, the Conference has been a critical forum for scholars to report the latest findings in Holocaust research—ensuring the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today’s world. Founders Franklin H. Littell z”l and Hubert G. Locke conceived the Conference as an interdisciplinary, international, interfaith, intergenerational gathering.
Special Information:
The Expansive Legacy and Research of Franklin H. Littell is now available at Temple University.

Opening of
The Franklin H. Littell Collection
Temple University Libraries
April 9, 2014
Click here for more information.

   2015 Conference Registration

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the Registration Form in PDF format.

Driving Directions and Campus Map
Click here to view driving directions to Temple University’s Main Campus and a map showing the conference and parking locations.

Hotel Information
A block of rooms have been secured at The Conwell Inn for the Conference. Click here for details and links to additional hotels.

The rooms at The Conwell Inn, on the campus of Temple University have been Sold Out. However, to check if there have been cancellations or for other availability, please call the Inn directly: 215.235.6200 & mention the Annual Scholars’ Conference

Other Nearby Hotels include:
Philadelphia Marriott -Downtown
Holiday Inn Express - Midtown

2014 Conference Photos:
  • Dr. Stephen D. Smith (right) with Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell, VP, Annual Scholars’ Conference.
    2014 Eternal Flame Award Recipient, Dr. Stephen D. Smith.
    Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education (right) with Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell, VP, Annual Scholars’ Conference.
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    A Gathering of Some of the Conference Participants
    Click on image to view the full photo with names and affiliations.
  • Ben
    Henry B. Morgenthau, IV
    Henry B. Morgenthau, IV – Great Grandson of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who was a lawyer, investor & leader in the Reform Jewish community in New York + US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (1913-1916); he resigned due to his opposition of the Armenian Genocide.
  • Hank_Knight_2
    Henry Knight
    Henry Knight, President, Annual Scholars' Conference.
  • Sunday Evening Public Program - "Sexual Abuse of Women in the Holocaust"
    Speakers included: Lois Hecht Oppenheim, AJU; Rochelle Saidel, Remember the Women Institute; Sonja Hedgepeth, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Panel_on_the_Armenian_Genocide_as_Jihad
    Plenary Speakers include:
    David Patterson, University of Texas, Dallas; Michael Berenbaum, Host Chairman, Annual Scholars' Conference & Professor, AJU & Sigi Ziering Institute; Richard L. Rubenstein, University of Bridgeport. Click on image to view full photo.
  • Renee_Firestone,_James_Moll,_Hank_Knight
    Renee Firestone
    Renee Firestone, Public Speaker & Holocaust Survivor (Auschwitz).
  • Rubina_Peroomian
    Rubina Peroomian, UCLA
    Rubina Peroomian, UCLA, speaks at the conference.


Publication of 2014 Conference Papers

With the generous grant from the Claims Conference, a Volume of Selected Papers presented at the 44th Annual Scholars’ Conference will be published shortly.


Executive Committee & Staff

Elie Wiesel Honorary Chair
Franklin H. Littell z”l   Hubert G. Locke Co-Founders
Hai-Lung Dai 2015 Honorary Host Chairman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Temple University
Richard Libowitz   2015 Conference Program Chairman
Professor, Temple University
Henry F. Knight President, Board of Directors
Director, Cohen Center at Keene State College
Marcia Sachs Littell Vice President, Board of Directors
Emeritus Professor, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Michael Berenbaum Executive Board Member
Professor, American Jewish University
Director, Sigi Zierling Institute
Richard Libowitz Executive Board Member
Professor, Temple University
Shimon Samuels Executive Board Member
Director for International Relations, Simon Wiesenthal Center – Paris, France
Charles Clarke Executive Board Member
Emeritus Professor, Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY)
Frances Titcombe Conference Coordinator
Sharon Steeley Executive Director
The 45th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

“From Living Memory to History:

The Franklin H. Littell Archives and the
Next Generation of Scholars”
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
March 14-16, 2015

2015 Symposium Themes will include:

2015 Program
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  • 70 Years Since Liberation
  • Responsibilities to the Past
  • From Generation to Generation
  • Lessons Learned and Lessons Lost
  • Law, Medicine & Education
  • Confronting a New Revisionism
  • The Integrity of And – the Shoah, the Armenian Holocaust and Other Genocides

Participants will also receive a special introduction to the Franklin H. Littell Archives, the legacy of our Co-Founder to future generations of scholars.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Temple University, main campus – Shusterman Hall
featuring the
Philadelphia Film Premiere
Treblinka’s Last Witness *
Remarks by Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker,
Professor Michael Berenbaum
& Holocaust Educator, Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
*Courtesy of WLRN-TV, Miami | South Florida
Open to the Public – Admission is Free
Parking Available
Reservations Required:

2015 Conference Sponsor and Host:

2015 Co-Sponsors:


Ways to Donate:
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Emerging Younger Scholars & Graduate Student Fund:


Contact Information
Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries by e-mail, or by phone: (610) 667-5437

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