Keynote Presentation by Father Patrick Desbois: Holocaust by Bullets and Relevance to Modern Genocides

Memorial Union on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University 301 E. Orange St, Tempe, Arizona

  April 4, 2022, 6:30 pm Father Patrick Desbois will be the keynote speaker for Genocide Awareness Week. Father Desbois is a distinguished author, university professor, historian, forensic detective and world-renowned human-rights activist. He has dedicated his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels genocide and to bridging the divide between faiths. His ongoing work helps brings closure to victims and survivors of genocide and calls for legal justice for the perpetrators. Father Desbois will speak at the Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom, on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Limited seating. Reservations required. When you sign up, you can indicate if you want to attend in-person or virtually. Father Desbois' book, In Broad Daylight, will be available for sale or bring your copy …

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The Current State of Antisemitism

  3GAZ will be one the sponsors for this upcoming event on The Current State of Antisemitism a virtual conversation with fellow 3G Josh Lipowsky. April 6, 2022 5:00pm AZ 8:00pm EST   Register Here:

Hidden Children: The Resilience of Survivors

Wednesday, April 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program will be held on Zoom. Register below to receive the link, which will be sent the day before the program. Go to this page for Registration Generations After - EVJCC Join Generations After to learn about children who were hidden during the Holocaust. The program includes a video about hidden children and Q&A with Holocaust survivor Marion Weinzweig, one of the youngest living witnesses to the horrors of the Holocaust. Marion was born in German-occupied Poland. To save her life, her family hid her with Christians.  After being exposed, she fled and lived in convents masquerading as a Catholic. She shared her story in “Lonely Chameleon; Memoir of a Child Holocaust …

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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 @


    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 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:


    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:

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 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:

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:  

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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