Speaker from Jerusalem: Christian Friends of Yad Vashem

Date(s) - November 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Westwood Community Church

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Dr. Susanna Kokkonen – Director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem – will speak on the topic ’70 Years After the Liberation.’

Dr. Kokkonen travels around the world to speak to Christian, Jewish and civic audiences about the Holocaust, antisemitism and Israel. Fluent in six languages, she is skilled in presenting difficult content in a way that touches hearts, inspiring positive action and reconciliation between people and the past. Dr. Kokkonen is equally adept in presenting ideas in print, as well as in television and radio interviews. With her gentle, straightforward and articulate manner, she’s at home behind any microphone.

Originally from Finland, Dr. Kokkonen worked at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. in Holocaust Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where her dissertation topic was Jewish Refugees in Post-War Italy, 1945-1951. Her book entitled Journey to the Holocaust: Hatred of Jews in Light of the Bible and History was published in Finland in April 2014.

Contact: ICEJ Canada West Regional Director Bonnie Traversy at [email protected] or (604) 356-7103

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