Dr. Susanna Kokkonen

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen travels around the world speaking to Christian, Jewish and civic audiences about the Holocaust, Genocide, anti-Semitism and Israel today.

Dear Friend,

After years of studying and teaching topics, such as the Holocaust and antisemitism,  the world is in such a crisis that suddenly this all is not in our past but something extremely current.

October 7, 2023 brought the world to a different experinece. We may have thought that we would never see virulent antisemitism near us. That illusion has been shattered. 

My mission remains very simple: “To combat hatred and prejudice by educating different audiences about antisemitism and the Holocaust and related topics. The Bible and history give background to these themes. Internationally, I offer my expertise for consultation and educate through high-level lectures and workshops, interviews, media programs and articles.” 

For over ten years I had the honor to serve at Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, Israel.  In my role, I introduced people to the world of hatred and Genocide. In addition to persisting antisemitism and racism, it is now clear that Christians too are increasingly a target of hatred. The public needs to know!

One project I am currently involved in is the Holocaust Garden of Hope in Texas, USA. The Garden will present the story of the Holocaust through individual choices in a time of such crisis.  Biblically, a Garden theme is appropriate considering that God created a  Garden at the very beginning.  

If you are interested in hosting a webinar or inviting me to speak, please, contact me using the Contact Form of this website.


Blessings for 2024,


This hope we have as an anchor of the soul…’Hebrews 6:19

Journey to the Holocaust: Anti-Semitism, the Bible and History

About Susanna

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen travels around the world speaking to Christian, Jewish and civic audiences about the Holocaust, Genocide, anti-Semitism and Israel today. She has lectured in the parliaments of Canada, Finland and Sweden as well as at the European Parliament.

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Articles and Presentations

Articles and Presentations

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATION OF SUSANNA Articles and Presentations70 years ago – Reflecting on 1945 from the vantage point of 2015 Eisenhower reported, "I visited every nook and cranny." It was his duty, he felt, "to be in a position from then on to testify about these...



ARTICLES, VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM MEDIA Media Official photo (click to download hi-res photo) BIO Dr. Susanna Kokkonen travels around the world speaking to Christian, Jewish and civic audiences about the Holocaust, Genocide, anti-Semitism and Israel today. She has...

Topics for presentations and lectures

Topics for presentations and lectures

Examples of Topics for Presentations Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism is not a modern idea even though the word itself was invented in the 1800's when it became less desirable to call one-self a Jew-hater. The roots of anti-Semitism are deep and wide from antiquity to our...

Seminar Series on anti-Semitism with ICEJ Canada


Photos from around the world

As we journey through life we have the privilege and joy, once in a while, of meeting some remarkable people who, because of their humility and love for the God of the Bible, are quite unique and who by their gifts and calling are a huge blessing to the Body of Christ. Susanna Kokkonen is such a person. She is a highly qualified scholar, an accomplished linguist and a dedicated professional operative. 

Her work at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem over the past ten years has been recognized and highly esteemed by people all over the world.  Most of all, however, it is her Christian character that gives her credibility, power and influence everywhere she goes. Knowing her is a joy and a source of enrichment for one's own life.



May I express my gratitude for the work that you have accomplish in reaching out to great variety of people and organizations in an effort to reach out a cooperation across religious and racial barriers.  

The fruits of your work accomplished  marvelous results of reaching cooperation and understanding of great variety of people, who before had no understanding of each other.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity  of working with you. It enriched my life.

Following years in concentration camp it is my privilege to join forces with people who do such positive work toward uniting the world.



I have sat at several presentations by Dr. Susanna including while hosting her at the annual Nairobi-Jerusalem Summit and have always been captivated by the in-depth and insightful nature of her presentations. 

She is a powerful speaker with exquisite sensitivity who effectively articulates valuable information in emotionally compelling ways. I fully endorse Dr. Susanna Kokkonen for your events and activities.



I know many speakers over the years who educate, inspire & motivate but Dr. Susanna Kokkonen takes the audience experience to a whole new level with an encompassing depth of content and insight.

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Susanna Kokonnen in different Civil and Christian settings. Her speeches on the Holocaust, Genocide, anti-semitism, and Israel today have influenced leaders in many parts of the world.

Her passion for the subject matter is
infectious. In less than one hour, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major issues.

In sum, it is my pleasure to give Dr. Susanna Kokkonen my highest recommendation as a
keynote speaker. She will deliver valuable information and analysis in an inspiring
and motivating manner.

Shalom Koronge Mulinge
Pastor, Speaker

Shalom Koronge Mulinge

Pastor, Speaker

Susanna shares her wisdom and passion with great intensity. I have personally benefited immensely from Susanna's lectures, and have observed how audiences are engaged and inspired by her words.

Shmuel Bowman

Executive Director, Operation Lifeshield