Speaking

Silvia Foti is currently available for speaking engagements  in person or virtually (keynotes, seminars, workshops, panels). She has been granted a sabbatical for 2021-2022.

We believe she can provide a stimulating and enriching perspective for an audience interested in learning more about the distorted history and memory wars of the Holocaust.

Please send us an email at lotusink@att.net.

Below is a schedule of her speaking engagements.

November 11, 2022
YPO Gold chapter, Chicago
In person

May 4, 2022
Port Jewish Center Zoom

April 27, 2022
Community Synagogue Port Washington, NY Zoom

February 20, 2022
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Terre Haute, Indiana in person

February 10, 2022
Maine Holocaust Museum Zoom

February 7, 2022
Beverly Hills, CA Rotary Club in person
February 3, 2022, 2 pm CST
Yad Vashem Echoes and Reflections
The International School for Holocaust Studies ZOOM

January 31, 2022
Purdue University in person

January 23, 2022
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston in person

January 18, 2022
Fishl's Yiddish Group Zoom

January 12, 2022
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Zoom

January 10, 2022
Kesher Forum, Northbrook in person
7 to 8:30 p.m.

January 9, 2022
Illinois Holocaust Museum in person

November 23, 2021
London event Zoom

November 22, 2021
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Nassau County Zoom
November 21, 2021
4 pm
Mah Tovu, Chicago (in person)
7311 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Kristalnacht Commemoration

November 18, 2021
Holy Name Cathedral Book Club Zoom

November 17, 2021
Phoenix Holocaust Association
Zoom talk 5 pm

November 10, 2021
Simon Wiesenthal Center Zoom

October 25-31, 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania — The Olga Lengyal Institute (in person)

October 7, 2021
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center,
Orlando, Florida
Zoom
In My Own Words
October 5, 2021
Harvard University Sakharov Seminar Series
on Human Rights, Zoom
Lithuania, the Holocaust, and Historical Memory

September 30, 2021
Raritan College Zoom

September 26, 2021
Stutthoff Zoom

September 24, 2021
Israel for Peace Zoom

September 16, 2021
Alexander Emanuel Sandalis podcast

September 12, 2021
The Table of Truth Zoom

August 3, 2021
Bellwood Public Library
6:30 PM CST Zoom

July 7, 2021, 6 pm PST
Temple Judea ZOOM
Tarzana, California

June 29, 2021
Levy Senior Center
1 pm CST, Zoom
June 15, 2021
Hendon Shul, London, England
Zoom with Grant Gochin

June 10, 2021 — In Person
Hillside Public Library
405 Hillside Avenue
Hillside, IL

June 16, 2021 — In Person
Berkeley Library
1637 N. Taft Ave.
Berkeley,IL 60163
6:30 pm

June 7, 2021
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
Teacher Institute Speaker
Zoom
May 23, 2021
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Chicago
Judging Voices
May 20, 2021
Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Center
Zoom

April 28, 2021
Ana Sant Mexico Book Club
7 pm CST Zoom

April 26, 2021
Irish Jewish Community
Zoom
April 15, 2021
American Jewish University
Michael Berenbaum
4 pm CST

April 11, 2021
The Mensch Foundation
Lithuania–Holocaust Past and Present
Michael Berenbaum, Efraim Zuroff, Ruta Vanagaite, Grant Gochin, Silvia Foti
Noon CST
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86014605730
Meeting ID: 860 1460 5730

April 11, 2021
Lockman Temple and others
7 pm CST

April 8, 2021
Temple B’Nai Abraham of Livingston, New Jersey and
Temple Ramat Zion of Los Angeles, CA
7 pm CST
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April 8, 2021
American Jewish Committee Women’s Leadership
5 pm CST, Zoom

April 7, 2021
Park Avenue Synagogue
11 am CST, Zoom

April 7, 2021
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April 6, 2021
Ram Bam Highschool
3 pm CST, Zoom

April 6, 2021

March 21, 2021
with Howard Wolinsky
1:30 pm CST Zoom

March 14, 2021
Ghetto Fighter’s House/Israel Talking Memory Lecture
The Ghetto Fighters' House invites you to our Free International 
Online Lecture Series
Part 2: Holocaust Distortion in Lithuania: A Family Affair
A Special Book Launching Event and Israeli Premiere of
The Nazi's Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather was
a War Criminal
With Author Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin
Advocate for Historical Justice in Lithuania
1 pm CST, Zoom
March 10, 2021
The Olga Lengyel Institute
4 pm, CST, Zoom
 
January 27, 2021
Israeli-American Civic Action League 3 PM CST
AJC Global Jewish Advocacy 5 PM CST

December 2, 2020
Harper Collins Mexico and Diario Judeo

November 28, 2020
Diario Judeo and The Voice of the Silence ZOOM
Nieta de Héroe de Guerra o Criminal Nazi platica con sobrevivientes y nietos de Víctimas Silvia Foti

October 14, 2020
Holocaust Living History Workshop, UC San Diego

All in the Family: Jonas Noreika and the Quest for Truth about the Holocaust in Lithuania – with Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin – ZOOM

What do you do when you discover that your grandfather whom you were taught to view as a national hero was a Nazi collaborator and mass murderer? This was the question confronting Silvia Foti, an American-Lithuanian from Chicago. After research into Jonas Noreika unearthed the shocking truth about her family history, Foti began a campaign to set the historical record straight.

At her side: Grant Gochin, a Lithuanian Jewish American whose family was at the receiving end of Noreika’s murderous actions. At this live event the descendants of perpetrator and victim discuss their efforts to challenge the official World War II narrative in Lithuania and to secure historical justice. Foti is a journalist, activist, and teacher of high-school English. Gochin, a Californian diplomat and wealth manager, has long been actively involved in Jewish affairs, especially pertaining to Lithuania. The event will be in the form of an interview conducted by UC Diego professor of literature Amelia Glaser.

September 8, 2020
Israeli-American Civic Action Network
Video broadcast of Efraim Zuroff, Rūta Vanagaitė, Grant Gochin, and Silvia Foti with special guest Dr. Steven Windmueller

Links to the recorded session from September 8, 2020 are available:
Facebook   and YouTube

August 31, 2020
South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation
Australia — ZOOM

July 29, 2020
Marais Road Shul, South Africa
A TISH’A B’AV event

July 29, 2020
Israel-American Civic Action Network and
Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood’s Reform Synagogue
Destruction of Life/Destruction of Truth
A Special Tisha B’Av Program
9 PM Central

June 23, 2020
Israeli-American Civic Action Network
IsraelUSA.org
Townhall video conference

December 30, 2019, 10 a.m.
American Jewish Committee
Presentation

December 9, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST
Video conference with Grant Gochin and Rabbi Zev Friedman
RAMBAM High School, New York, NY

November 27, 2019, 8 p.m.
Guest Lecturer
Chabad Flamingo, Toronto, Canada

November 21, 2019, 11 a.m.
Woman of Valor/Simon Wiesenthal Center
Standard Club, Chicago

Synagogue University, Irvine, California
August 2, 2019, 7 pm
Unlikely Allies: Grant Gochin and Silvia Foti
Silvia and Grant backgrounder

Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

It’s a Stormy Subject . . .

Silvia Foti is available to speak about the following topics:

  • Holocaust Distortion in Lithuania and other formerly Soviet-occupied countries
  • Ancestry and Secrets–What if You Discover Something Terrible?
  • The Greatest Holocaust Trial of the 21st Century
  • Writing Memoir / Creative Nonfiction
  • Holocaust Memory: Now it’s the Grandchildren
  • Living a Catholic Life / Deepening Your Faith
  • Coping with Heroin Addiction in a Loved One