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Empowering Lessons of the Holocaust

for a New Generation.



I speak about the Holocaust using humor and teaching lessons relevant to the lives of millenials (as well as older generations), such as resilience and overcoming self-doubt. My Holocaust work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, and media outlets around the world. My one-person play have been performed all over the country, including The National Theatre and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


"Funny, moving and very personal."          

                                                                                        -Megan Nesbitt
                                                                                       Executive Director, Brown RISD Hillel



My mother, who survived two Nazi ghettos, two concentration camps (including Auschwitz) and an infamous death march that started in Poland and ended hundreds of miles away in Germany, was a deeply inspiring figure. In this talk, I share her lessons as well as what I learned traveling to the sites where she lived during the Holocaust. 


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This keynote contains excerpts from my award-winning one-person play Collaterally Damaged.



 Featured in The Washington Post:


“...Smart...beautiful...and very introspective and funny, but also fiercely aware of the world and her place in it..kicking complacency in the teeth -- but with a smile."  

                                                                 -  Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post


And TEDx


"You are so talented, so smart, such a pleasure to work with. I appreciate every single thing you have done for us from start to finish."

                                                                 -Carly Frank, Campaign Associate
                                                                  Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore



My presentations are unique in these ways:


  1. I apply my mother's lessons to everyday struggles: building resilience and confidence 

  2. I offer an evidence-based system for building resilience and confidence. 

  3. I connect my mother's story to our fight against injustice, tolerance and genocide in today's world.


"Laura brought tremendous value to Shenandoah University. Her thought-provoking presentation about the Holocaust broadened our students' worldview. We are very happy we brought her to our campus."                      

                                                                 - Tracy Fitzsimmons                                                                              
                                                                   President, Shenandoah University



Oh yeah, I customize each keynote!

Call or email to find out how I might tailor my talk just for you! 





In addition to my keynote, I can offer your group a workshop on storytelling, writing about trauma, or building confidence in the 21st century.