Online Discussion Miriam Friedmann

Witness—The Art Legacy of Holocaust Survivor David Friedman Wednesday, March 8 5:00pmMST Registration: Please join PHA for an online discussion with Miriam Friedman Miriam Friedman Morris will talk about her father, David Friedman’s life through art and her journey to find his Nazi-looted art and preserve her father’s legacy. Austrian born David Friedman(n) 1893-1980 was a Holocaust survivor whose drawings of persecution gave him purpose to fight antisemitism and racial hatred. An accomplished painter, he was renowned for his portraits drawn from life and leading Berlin press artist of the 1920’s. Friedman’s life’s work was Nazi-looted and his promising career was destroyed. He survived the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz to paint again

A Twist of Fate

  Friday, March 24, 2022 - 10AM-12PM (MST) SPEAKER: Karen Zubkoff Perna Karen Perna, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is fortunate enough to have known her great-grandparents and grandparents, who fled Germany with her mother and aunt to escape the darkest days of human history, arriving in the US in March 1940. Karen has had a lifelong desire to share her family’s history to enrich others not only about the Holocaust, but also about genocides still happening in our world today. Karen found the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) and realized the organization aligns with her beliefs. She feels honored to serve on the PHA Board, as Coordinator of the PHA Speakers Bureau (arranging Holocaust speakers for schools and other organizations), and...

David de Jong talks about his book, Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties

Please join us for an online discussion with author David de Jong on Monday April 3, 2023 5 pm MST (8 pm EST, 7 pm CST) A groundbreaking investigation of how Germany’s wealthiest men helped the Nazis grab power and how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions off the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II. In this landmark work of investigative journalism, David de Jong reveals the true story of how Germany’s wealthiest business dynasties amassed untold money and power by abetting the atrocities of the Third Reich. De Jong shows how these tycoons seized Jewish businesses, procured slave laborers, and ramped up weapons production to equip Hitler’s army as Europe burned around them. The brutal...

Yom HaShoah Commemoration 2023

Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ

  Phoenix Holocaust Association Invites the Community to Holocaust Remembrance Yom HaShoah Commemoration Nissan 25, 5783 Sunday, April 16 at 3 pm Congregation Beth Israel 10460 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Registration: We will honor the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust and recognize those who survived. Visitors will select one of two concurrent sessions which will be followed by a commemoration program including a procession of survivors, candle lighting in memory of the 6 million, presenting the Shofar Zakhor Awards to recognize those who educate the community about the Holocaust, and musical pieces organized by Cantor Seth Ettinger. Concurrent sessions preceding program: Making an Emotional Connection to the Holocaust: Reflections of local survivors or Close Quarters:...

He Survived 10 Camps and Married an Underground Operative

Online Discussion with Anna Salton Eisen Wednesday May 17, 2023 5pm AZ, 8pm EST, and 5pm PST Registration: Anna Salton Eisen will share the stories of her two Holocaust survivor parents, George and Ruth Salton. In her dynamic, multimedia presentation, Anna travels with her family back to Poland to uncover their secrets – George, as a survivor of ten concentration camps in Poland, Germany, and France; and Ruth, a witness to the German invasion of Warsaw in September 1939 and later an underground operative for the Bricha movement. Through her father’s original Holocaust artwork (housed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem) and her archival research as an Ambassador to the Arolsen Archives, Anna searches for...

Living in Many Worlds

From our partner, Arizona Jewish Historical Society Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10AM (MST) SPEAKER: 2G and PHA Vice President Eva Flaster   Eva Flaster is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Her father, Chune Flaster, was born in December of 1912 in Nowy Sacz, a city in the Carpathian Mountains of Poland. He loved the mountains and enjoyed the outdoors, skiing, and hiking. He lived at home with his mother and his two siblings until he enlisted in the Polish Army. When the Germans attacked, the Polish Army only lasted three weeks. The Poles disbanded, and he moved eastwards and was captured by the Russians who invaded Poland from the East. They sent him to a gulag in the...

Witnessing the Horrors of Hamas

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...

Documentary Film Series of the Reckonings

Valley of the Sun JCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, az

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...

Chanukah in Carefree with Phoenix Holocaust Association

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ, 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:

Addressing Antisemitism: Contemporary Challenges

January 28, 2024, 10AM (MST) In person and live on YouTube This event by the Center for Jewish Studies seeks to explain the recent upsurge of Jew hatred in the contemporary world. The symposium brings together prominent scholars to discuss the challenge of defining antisemitism, explaining its explosion in Europe and the United States, understanding its dissemination through digital media, and determining how scholars and activists should best combat it in an era of intensifying global turmoil.

Documentary Film Screening Undying Love

Online Streaming: February 14, 2024 Film Link: Undying Love On Valentine's Day, February 14, we will be screening Undying Love. Undying Love tells the poignant, enduring and miraculous love stories of the survivors of World War II. Against the brutalized landscape of post-war Europe, this film focuses on how survivors struggled to reconstruct personal identities and forge intimate relationships. Using searing testimonies, poetic dramatizations, archives and images of romantic love from the pre- and post-Holocaust era, Undying Love is a textured retelling of several extraordinary love stories which emerged “out of the ashes".

Israel Close to Home

Feb 15, 2024 07:30 PM Discover the inspiring journeys of three remarkable women within our Jewish community, freshly returned from their enriching experiences in Israel. Immerse yourself in their captivating tales, accompanied by vibrant photos, as they recount meaningful encounters and unforgettable moments from their remarkable journey. Join us in celebrating the diverse narratives and connections forged in the heart of Israel. Register: