Lorenn Peer is a Holocaust educator and scholar, receiving her practical training at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the world renowned center for Holocaust research, education and commemoration. As an educator at the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies, Lorenn guides the historical museum and conducts educational workshops for students, members of the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Security and Rescue forces. She also conducts Yad Vashem’s unique educational program for the Israel Prison Service,  titled “Triumph of the Spirit”. Lorenn guides educational youth delegations to Poland through Yad Vashem and the Israel Ministry of Education.  

 

In addition to her work in Yad Vashem Lorenn holds independent lectures and workshops about the Holocaust in different forums in Israel and abroad, as well as leads private educational groups to Poland, dedicated not only the memory of the Shoah, but also to learning the rich history of nearly a millennium of Jewish life in Poland, prior to the Shoah. 

 

Lorenn was born and raised in New York. She volunteered to serve in the Education Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (1999-2001), and made Aliyah in 2012. She lives in Moshav Salit with her husband Dror and their three daughters.

Guiding Israeli Police officers at Yad VaShem, Jerusalem, 2016

With Holocaust Survivor, writer, human rights activist and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, z"l (City College of New York, 2007)

With Kaz'ik (Simcha Rotem) z'l, fighter  of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Yad VaShem, Jerusalem. 2015