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community about the Holocaust.


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and those who have perished.


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It can be hard to imagine what it must be like to be a survivor of the Holocaust.  A dark time in our history, 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, which took place between 1933 and 1945.  Historians estimate that there were 1.5 million children among the 6 million that perished. But for the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA), which is located in Scottsdale, the Holocaust is more than just a part of our history; it is a part of their personal history.

Started in the Valley more than 36 years ago, the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association, as it was known then, was a place for Holocaust survivors to connect with others with similar experiences. At its core then, as it is now, is recognizing the importance of talking about the Holocaust.  And who better to share the stories than those that were there?

Now known as the Phoenix Holocaust Association, we are a unique, regional resource for Holocaust education and remembrance. The Phoenix Holocaust Association promotes human dignity by inspiring people to speak out and take action against hate, bigotry, intolerance and discrimination.

Upcoming Events

08 December 2023
10:00 am

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 10AM (MST) A VIRTUAL SEMINAR Featured Guest: Steven J. Hilton   Steven J. Hilton is the co-founder, executive chairman, & former CEO of Meritage Homes Corporation. Steve is also the son of Holocaust survivor & US Korean War Veteran, Samuel Hilton, who survived multiple Nazi death camps, including Majdanek, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, & was liberated at Theresienstadt. On Oct. 7, Hamas killed more Jews since the Holocaust in a senseless & egregious act of terrorism on Israel. Just two days later, Arizona resident, Steven J. Hilton traveled to Israel in the aftermath of the brutal massacre, rape, and kidnapping of thousands of Israeli civilians by the terror organization Hamas. Please join us, on Dec. 8, as …

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10 December 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beth El Congregation, 1118 W GLENDALE AVE, PHOENIX
Glendale, AZ 85021

Sunday December 10, 2023 @ 1 PM Beth El Congregation 1118 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 Entertainment by Little Chef Klezmer Band FREE FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS & DRIVERS GUEST MEALS - $20 (PAYABLE IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR) MAIL CHECKS TO PHA, 12701 NORTH SCOTTSDALE ROAD #122 SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254 RSVP SUSAN GETZ: SUZE0000@GMAIL.COM

11 December 2023
December 11 - December 17
Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, az 85254

Online Streaming: December 11-16 The film discussion will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 am in person only The Valley of the Sun JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254 RSVP: They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people Reckonings explores this untold true story set in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Reckonings recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders. Under the constant threat of violence, they forged ahead, knowing it would never be enough but …

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11 December 2023
5:30 pm
Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy Street
Carefree, AZ 85377 United States

Monday, December 11th 5:30pm MST 5th NIGHT Phoenix Holocaust Association Featured Speaker: Holocaust Survivor and Author Dirk Van Leenen On this 5 th night of Chanukah, December 11, The Phoenix Holocaust Association will lead the lighting of the Menorah with Holocaust Survivor and author, Dirk Van Lennen. Mr. Van Leenen will share his family’s harrowing story of survival and courage in the face of evil of the Holocaust, an especially important story to share based on today’s headlines. For More Information Visit:

05 May 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, az 85254

Sunday, May 5, 2024 2-5 pm The Valley of the Sun JCC Presented by Phoenix Holocaust Association Center for Jewish Philanthropy will be a program sponsor.