Café Europa

    Thursday April 14 Meals will be delivered between 1-3pm Special Passover Menu Join us on ZOOM @ 4:00pm to discuss Passover memories through the years RSVP with Elaine @ elainegoldenthal@gmail.com

YOM HASHOAH

    Phoenix Holocaust Association Invites You to Join Us for YOM HASHOAH Never Again, But How? May 1, 2022 11:00 AM Virtual Presentation Open to the Community Visit https://phoenixhsa.formstack.com/forms/2022_yom_hashoah_rsvp to RSVP We will honor the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust and recognize those who survived. The program features a round table discussion with high school students and Holocaust survivors, music, and a candle-lighting ceremony. Participants: Rabbi Andy Green of Congregation Or Tzion, Cantor Seth Ettinger of Congregation Beth Israel and Shevet Shemesh Israeli Scouts.

The Story Behind the Making of the Play The Last Boy.

    Please join PHA In Our Upcoming Online Discussion with Steve Fisher Steve Fisher is a New York based, award-winning playwright. For 25 years Steve was a full-time choral director, travelling the world and transforming the lives of young people through the power of music. His choir was the first in history to travel to and perform in Antarctica. With the pandemic, he decided to retire from music education so that he could pursue his playwriting avocation full time. Mr. Fisher will talk about his most recent work, The Last Boy...a new play with music. It was inspired by the 100 boys in Terezin concentration camp who fought the Nazis with poems, and the 1 boy who saved them. …

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Whew…We Got Out of There

    Whew...We Got Out of There. Friday May 20, 2022 @ 10:00AM MST. SPEAKER: Holocaust Survivor, John Kessler. Join us on Friday May 20th, when John will share with us his story of survival and how he and his family GOT OUT OF THERE…WHEW! To Register: afusco@azjhs.org

CAFE´ EUROPA

    Join us on ZOOM @ 4:30pm for a poetry reading by Susan Getz. Susan's mother was a Holocaust survivor, and she will be reading from her manuscript "Holocaust Memories and Other Poems". We would also like to encourage anyone attending to read one of their favorite poems. Email Elaine: elainegoldenthal@gmail.com

The Birds Sang Eulogies

Friday, June 10 2022 - 10AM-12PM (MST) SPEAKER: Mirla G. Raz, daughter of Holocaust Survivors Mirla Geclewicz Raz is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her father was living in Lodz when the Germans entered in September 1939. Draconian laws were put into place immediately. In March 1940, the Jews of Lodz were trapped inside the Lodz Ghetto. When the Lodz Ghetto was liquidated in August 1944, her father and his remaining family members were shipped to Auschwitz. Ms. Raz’s mother was living in the city of Lvov (now Lviv in Ukraine) when Hitler broke his pact with Stalin. Her mother and her family were forced into the Lvov Ghetto. She escaped into Germany where she worked as a maid in …

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Rescued

RESCUED Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm MST SPEAKER: Holocaust Survivor, Suly Chenkin. Suly Chenkinwas born in Kovno, Lithuania. As a ten month old, Suly’s family, together with about 40,000 other Jews were interned in the Kovno Ghetto. Her life was spared at 3 1/2 when her parents sent her into hiding with a woman named Miriam Shulman. Please join us as Suly tells her incredible story of perseverance and courage and how she eventually came to be reunited with her family. Register: afusco@azjhs.org

You Are My Liberator

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (MST) SPEAKER: US Liberator of World War II, Vernon Schmidt Register: afusco@azjhs.org  

Sevek & the Holocaust The Boy Who Refused to Die

  Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (MST) SPEAKER: Holocaust survivor, Sidney “Sevek” Finkel Sidney “Sevek” Finkel is the author of Sevek and the Holocaust, The Boy Who Refused to Die. This Holocaust seminar will focus on an eight-year-old Sevek, capturing the emotions of a boy who loses his home, his family and ultimately his humanity by the time he reaches the age of fourteen. This seminar is used to help with recently passed legislation that offers teachers an opportunity to apply this session in their curriculum in the State of Arizona, Join is on August 12 as Finkel will share his story, relaying a message of tolerance, hope and love. Sidney Finkel received the Philip K Weiss …

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Online Discussion with Jeremy Schonfeld

  “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: https://tinyurl.com/ns86ctwn   Iron & Coal …

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Online Book Discussion with Author Gina Roitman: My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me

IMAGINE learning that 52 Jewish newborns “died” right after their birth in one DP camp in Germany – between 1946-1947!!! Who killed them and why? JOIN US: The Phoenix Holocaust Association invites you to an interview with Gina Roitman, award winning writer, poet, essayist, and a Second Generation, born in the Passau DP Camp, Germany, to Polish survivor parents. We will focus on her two books and also describe the post-war horrors reflected in her documentary film “My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me.” Also about her books: Tell Me a Story, Tell me the Truth; Don’t Ask. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5:30 PM Arizona time; 7:30 PM EST; 4:30 PM Pacific (check your time zones). To register: https://tinyurl.com/2p87b2dv   …

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

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 …

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