German Family History and “Ordinary” Antisemitism

SPEAKER: Björn Krondorfer, Regents' Professor   The question of "ordinary antisemitism" will be explored through a personal story about the effects of the Holocaust and war memories in  German society after 1945, especially as they are passed on generationally. The speaker's parents were 18years old when the war ended. His father was drafted into the German army at age 16 and ended up in the near vicinity of a Jewish slave labor camp in Poland; his mother escaped from the advancing Soviet Army. The talk concludes with remarks on the value of dialogical engagement between the communities affected by historical trauma due to state-sponsored violent ideologies.

General Mari K. Eder Book Presentation

PHA is honored to host a presentation with General Eder on her newest book Mari K. Eder, retired U.S. Army Major General, is a renowned speaker and author, and a thought leader on strategic communication and leadership. General Eder is the author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women who Changed the Course of WWII. To register for the event go to https://tinyurl.com/ydf3xmaj It is not necessary to have read the book to be part of this event.

Descendants’ Forum: The View from Warsaw – Jewish Life in Poland Today with Helise Lieberman

An Online: Event The Descendants’ Forum of Greater Phoenix hosts a gathering of children (2G) and grandchildren (3G) of Holocaust survivors. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are free. Topic: Helise Lieberman is the Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish life in Poland since 2009. She has lived in Warsaw since 1994 when she became the founding principal of the Lauder-Morasha Day School. She is also a consultant to the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and the Rothschild Foundation and to the JDC–Baltics. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST so we can add you to the participant list . RSVP to Elaine Goldenthal elainegoldenthal@gmail.com Or phone 480.330.1547.

My Nazi Grandfather

MY NAZI GRANDFATHER: A Mother's Dying Wish Becomes Her Daughter's Nightmare Silvia Foti could not imagine that by making a deathbed promise to her mother her life would change…after she would discover the truth about her Nazi grandfather. Join us and find out how she overturned years of secrets and lies about her notorious Nazi grandfather. Learn about her challenges after publicly exposing him. Ask yourselves: Why does the Lithuanian government continue to defend the lies - to this day? To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/my-nazi-grandfather-tickets-189937828157

Café Europa

      Phoenix Holocaust Association Wishes You A HAPPY HANUKKAH PHA will deliver a free dinner to Holocaust survivors on Sunday December 5, 2021 between 1pm-3pm. Non-survivors have the option to purchase a meal for $30   Back by Popular Demand we have Abe Wagen providing the entertainment @ 4:00pm on Zoom RSVP with Elaine @ elainegoldenthal@gmail.com

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

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

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

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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Ksenia Coffman: Wikipedia and the Holocaust Sleuth

    Phoenix Holocaust Association is 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 …

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Café Europa

      Sunday Jan 16, 2022 Meals will be delivered between 1-3pm Join us on ZOOM @ 4:00pm   RSVP with Elaine @ elainegoldenthal@gmail.com Meals are free for Holocaust survivors. additional meals can also be ordered for $25

Online Book Discussion: We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration by Rachael Cerrotti

We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration by Rachael Cerrotti Discussion led by Sheryl Bronkesh, President of Phoenix Holocaust Association Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2PM (MST) A granddaughter's decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother's wartime escape and weave together the thin threads of family history. In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn't a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, …

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

              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 elainegoldenthal@gmail.com Or phone 480.330.1547.

Teacher’s Workshop: Teaching the Holocaust

      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: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/YnrrVeXLY7AlWxj3TfZlwQ