Stephen is involved in memorial projects around the world. He was the project director responsible for the creation of the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda and provided consultation for the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, where he still serves as a trustee.
Smith is a theologian by training with a particular interest in the impact of the Holocaust on religious and philosophical thought and practice. He wrote his dissertation on the Trajectory of Memory, examining how Holocaust survivor narrative and in particular, visual history has developed over time and shapes the way in which the implications of the Holocaust are understood.
Stephen is an international speaker, lecturing widely on issues relating to the history and collective response to the Holocaust, genocide, and crimes against humanity. His publications include Making Memory: Creating Britains First Holocaust Centre (2002); Forgotten Places: The Holocaust and the Remnants of Destruction (2001); and The Holocaust and the Christian World (2000). He has taught extensively in Lithuania and has been a member of the International Task Force for Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research since its inception in 1998.
In recognition of his work, Stephen has become a Member of the Order of the British Empire and received the Interfaith Gold Medallion, the Andrew Cross Award for religious broadcasting, and Honorary Doctorate of Law from Leicester University.
Stephen Smith is committed to making the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity a compell