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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

12 October 2022
5:00 pm

  “Iron & Coal” is a powerful and deeply personal rock-opera by critically acclaimed composer and performer, Jeremy Schonfeld. Taking inspiration from his father Gustav’s memoir, “Absence of Closure,” Schonfeld traces his father’s attempts to create a life out of the ashes, having spent a year in concentration camps at the age of ten. Schonfeld weaves together memories of his own childhood, growing up under the long shadows of Auschwitz, all while coming to terms with the death of his father and the birth of his own son. The ghosts of a distant, vanished world, both of horror and the iron will to survive, mix with the present in this soaring, emotional, and spiritual tribute. Register:   Iron & Coal …

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16 November 2022
5:30 pm

The Phoenix Holocaust Association invites you to listen to an interview with Gina Roitman, the award-winning author of “Don’t Ask” and “Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth” and many poems, essays, and short stories. Her documentary “My Mother, the Nazi Midwife, and Me” follows her journey back to the German town where she was born, to discover that the horrifying stories her mother told her in childhood were TRUE. Roitman, who lives outside Montreal, Canada, is also a writing coach for other memoir writers, whose stories will soon be published in an anthology.   Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM Arizona time; 7:30 PM EST; 4:30 PM Pacific Messages ZOOM Registration information will be forthcoming

15 December 2022
2:00 pm

The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany Discussion with Author, Martin Goldsmith   December 15, 2022 at 2PM (MST) Discussion via ZOOM   Set amid the growing tyranny of Germany's Third Reich, here is the riveting and emotional tale of Günther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert, two courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under unimaginable circumstances―and found themselves falling in love in a country bent on destroying them. Beautifully and simply told by their son, National Public Radio commentator Martin Goldsmith, The Inextinguishable Symphony takes us from the cafés of Frankfurt, where Rosemarie and Günther fell in love, to the concert halls that offered solace and hope for the beleaguered Jews, to the United …

Discussion with Author, Martin Goldsmith: The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany. Read More »

18 January 2023
5:00 pm

David De Jong will talk about his book, Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties. ZOOM Registration information will be forthcoming

15 February 2023
5:00 pm

Dan Grunfeld, a 3G, will talk about his book, By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream.