Request a Survivor Speaker

Roger Loria, Age 4

Amanda Sam

Dr. Roger Loria

Read his story

Holocaust Survivor

Amanda Sam

Read her story

Cambodia Genocide Survivor

Jason H. Nshimye

Read his story

Rwandan Survivor

At this timeĀ in personĀ Genocide survivor speaker presentations have been suspended due to COVID-19. Ā But you can have a survivor speak to your students via Zoom. Ā To request a survivor speaker please complete the request form below.

*Please note we cannot guarantee a survivor will be available to speak to your group. Groups must include a minimum of 20 students. Students must be in grades 6 and up. Ā Please also note it is the responsibility of the teacher to set up the Zoom session for the presentation. Ā It is also required that students have historical background knowledge of the specific genocide they will be hearing about (i.e. If you request Holocaust survivor Dr. Loria to speak to your students, they must have historical context of the Holocaust PRIOR to the Zoom speaking presentation).Ā  We also require that survivors are given 90 minutes to give their presentation (60 minutes for the survivor presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers).Ā 

To request a Genocide Survivor please email Megan Ferenczy at with the following information:

First & Last Name


Phone Number

School Name & County

Grade Level

Name of Survivor

Preferred Date & Time

Number of Students


The Virginia Holocaust Museum Speakers Bureau is comprised of individuals that survived genocide and include speakers from Belgium (The Holocaust), Cambodia (Cambodian Genocide) and Rwanda (Rwandan Genocide). It is the goal of the Speaker's Bureau to educate through the experiences of survivors and to personalize history.

Questions? Ā Please contact Director of Education, Megan FerenczyĀ