Silvia Foti is currently available for speaking engagements  in person or virtually (keynotes, seminars, workshops, panels).

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.

June 17-21, 2024
Vilnius, Lithuania
The Olga Lengyal Institute

February 25, 2024
Showing of Baltic Truth in Boston
West Newton Cinema

January 31, 2024
Showing of J'Accuse in Chicago (Highland Park)
Wayfarer Theater 7 pm

January 21, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia
Am Yisrael Chai and Daffodil Project
Keynote speaker with Grant Gochin

December 24-29
London, England!

November 5, 2023
San Diego South African Jewish Association
David and Dorothea Garfield Theater
In person with Michael Kretzmer
and Grant Gochin
Filming of J’Accuse

October 12, 2023
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Chicagp 3G Program
From Generation to Generation:
Descendants of Survivors and Perpetrators
6:30 pm
In person and Zoom


July 7-28, 2023
Australia--Brisbane, Sydney
Melbourne, Perth
In Person
June 24-July 1, 2023
June 26: Krakow--Galicia Jewish Museum
June 29: Warsaw--Polin Museum
in person

June 18-July 24, 2023
June 19: Vilnius Lithuanian Jewish Museum
Showing of J’Accuse film
June 20: Birzai Jewish History and Culture Organization
Birzai Library
June 21: TOLI Institute, Vilnius
June 22: Siauliai Jewish Organization Center

May 13, 2023
Primitive Gallery, Chicago
In Person

February 9, 2023
Oakton Community College

November 11, 2022
YPO Gold chapter, Chicago
In person

June 23 to July 1, 2022
Kaunas, Lithuania

June 13, 2022
Northbrook Library, Illinois
In person 7-8 pm

June 12, 2022
San Diego South African
Jewish Community Zoom

May 12-20, 2022
Israel, Israel-Lithuanian
In Person
May 10, 2022
Palos Heights Library, IL
May 5, 2022
Virginia Holocaust Museum
ZOOM 5-6:30 CST

May 4, 2022
Port Jewish Center Zoom

April 27, 2022
Community Synagogue Port Washington, NY Zoom

April 25, 2022
Los Angeles Rotary Club
In Person

April 24, 2022
Beth David Community
Saratoga, CA

February 23 to March 1, 2022
Vilnius Book Fair
Book Launch in Lithuanian

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

February 17, 2022
Holocaust Museum of Human Rights
Center of Main

February 16, 2022
Murray State University reading series ZOOM
How My Little Family Story Exploded on the
International Scene–the power of creative

February 10, 2022
Maine Holocaust Museum Zoom

February 8-10, 2022
Palm Springs, CA
Mensch Award
February 3, 2022, 2 pm CST
Yad Vashem Echoes and Reflections
The International School for Holocaust Studies ZOOM
January 27, 2022
Holy Name Cathedral Book Club

January 23, 2022
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston ZOOM

January 20, 2022
Holy Name Cathedral book club 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
Edgware United Synagogue,  ZOOM, 2 CST

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 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
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
May 23, 2021
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Chicago
Judging Voices
May 20, 2021
Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Center

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

April 26, 2021
Irish Jewish Community
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:
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
Townhall video conference

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

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