Educate yourself and your
community about the Holocaust.


Remember those who have survived
and those who have perished.


Connect with members of
our community and get involved!

Members are the heart of Phoenix Holocaust Association.

Consider becoming a member today.

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

27 January 2022

Descendants' Forum Judith Greenberg “Cypora’s Echo” - the story of family members during World War II in Poland.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

              Judith Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and had been writing and teaching about trauma and literature for years before she discovered the history of the last days of the Jews of Siedlce, Poland recorded by her own relative, Cypora Jablon Zonszajn. Cypora understood that the only chance for her baby daughter, Rachel, lay outside the ghetto. Cypora gave Rachel to her Catholic friends from childhood. Cypora’s friends raised Rachel and buried their friend’s written pages, which are now held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. RSVP: RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST so we can add you to the participant list. RSVP to Elaine Goldenthal Or phone 480.330.1547.

08 February 2022

Teacher's Workshop: Teaching the Holocaust

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

      Teaching the Holocaust Workshop - FEB. 8, 2022 Includes a virtual tour of the Holocaust Center, survivor presentation/Q&A, and lessons from the new Holocaust curriculum for middle and high school students. From 4-7 PM MST. Participants will receive a certificate for 3 seat hours. Register Here:

10 February 2022

26th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

All day

    The 26th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, showcasing the best in international Jewish films, will stream from February 10-27, 2022. With your safety in mind, the Festival is virtual, allowing you to view great Jewish films from the comfort and safety of your own home. Film information, screening schedules and ticket sales available at WWW.GPJFF.ORG  

16 February 2022

Echoes & Reflections Workshops: Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study Description Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day - on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups. This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role …

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16 February 2022

Tommy Schnurmacher: Makeup Tips from Auschwitz

5:30 pm

        Wednesday February 16, 2022    at 5:30 PM MST; 7:30 EST; 4:30 PST Register here: Make Up Tips from Auschwitz. Join us to listen to the widely-recognized Canadian author, journalist, show-business columnist, broadcaster, Board member -Foundation for Genocide Education….and raconteur extraordinaire, Tommy Schnurmacher, as he offers us a very unique post-Holocaust memoir about how his mother got two infamous Nazis to save her life … and the profound impact her chutzpah had on their unusual and turbulent relationship. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and scratch your head.