Educate

Educate yourself and your
community about the Holocaust.

Remember

Remember those who have survived
and those who have perished.

Connect

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

15 December 2021

Virtual Event: THE CRATE: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice

7:00 pm

Deborah Vadas Levison, an award-winning journalist, tells the extraordinary account of her parents' ordeals during the Holocaust, one of the darkest times in world history. Written in searing, lyrical prose, THE CRATE: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice examines man’s seemingly limitless capacity for evil... but also, his capacity for good. RSVP Here for Event THE CRATE: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice Registration, Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

11 January 2022

An Interview with Amy Spitalnick Learn about the important work of the IFA and the landmark federal trial

6:00 pm

An Interview with Amy Spitalnick Learn about the important work of the IFA and the landmark federal trial Tuesday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00pm MST 8:00 pm EST on Zoom Amy Spitalnick, a 3G, is Executive Director at Integrity First for America. Amy has extensive experience in government, politics, and advocacy, including as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the New York Attorney General and Communications Advisor and Spokesperson for the New York City Mayor. Amy has been named a Women in Power Fellow at the 92nd Street Y, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, a City & State 40 Under 40 Rising Star, and a NY Jewish Week 36 Under 36 Changemaker. Perhaps most notably, Amy and the team behind this …

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12 January 2022

Ksenia Coffman: Wikipedia and the Holocaust Sleuth

7:00 pm

    Phoenix Holocaust Association and 3GAZ are Honored to Host A Discussion with: Ksenia Coffman   In November 2015, Ksenia Coffman discovered something amiss in a Wikipedia article about a notorious Nazi and a Holocaust perpetrator. The article drew an apologist picture of an SS death squad's commander who happened to come up with the idea of mobile vans to gas Jews. It was shocking and incomprehensible, as if in a parallel universe. Ms. Coffman dug further into related Wikipedia articles, their sources and individual footnotes. To her surprise and dismay, she found that misrepresentations and glorification of Nazis abounded on Wikipedia. Recognizing this, Ms. Coffman became a one-woman sleuth intent on reducing misinformation related to the crimes of the Nazi regime. Ms. …

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