Gina Roitman is an award-winning writer and author of “Don’t Ask” and “Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth” and many poems, essays, and short stories. Her documentary “My Mother, the Nazi Midwife, and Me” follows her journey back to the German town where she was born, to discover that the horrifying stories her mother told her in childhood were TRUE. Roitman, who lives outside Montreal, Canada, is also a writing coach for other memoir writers, whose stories will soon be published in an anthology.

“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

Steve Fisher is a New York based, award-winning playwright. 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 one boy who saved them.

FatherPatrick Desbois Yahad-In Unum. 

April 5, 2022

Father Desbois talks about ISIS and the Yazidi Genocide.

Holocaust by Bullets and Relevance to Modern Genocides. FatherPatrick Desbois Yahad-In Unum.  April 4, 2022

Father Patrick 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 the disease of genocide and bridging the divide between faiths. His ongoing work brings closure to the victims and survivors of genocide and calls for legal justice for the perpetrators. He is the founder of Yahad-In Unum (“Together In One”), a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering genocidal practices wherever they are found around the world, providing documented proof of crimes against humanity, and a leading voice of protest on behalf of all past and present victims of mass murder.


The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who
Sewed to Survive powerfully chronicles the stories of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes in an extraordinary fashion workshop within the Auschwitz concentration camp. At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp – mainly Jewish women and girls – were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women. It was work that they hoped would spare them from the gas chambers. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz follows the fates of these brave women. Weaving the dressmakers’ remarkable experiences within the context of Nazi policies for plunder and exploitation, Lucy Adlington exposes the greed, cruelty, and
hypocrisy of the Third Reich and offers a fresh look at a little-known chapter of the Second World War and the Holocaust. 

Meet Hans Knoop, the legendary Dutch journalist who was instrumental in exposing one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history. Hear how Mr.
Knoop and Chaviv (Bibi) Kanaan helped bring justice to the Kanaan family and countless other Holocaust victims. Local Phoenix resident and grandson of Chaviv Kanaan, Erez Kanaan (3G), and Erez’s father David Kanaan (2G) will be joining us for this riveting presentation about their family’s story.

Online discussion with Canadian author, journalist, show-business columnist, broadcaster, Board member -Foundation for Genocide Education….and raconteur extraordinaire, Tommy Schnurmacher, as he offers us a very unique post-Holocaust memoir about how his mother got two infamous Nazis to save her life … and the profound impact her chutzpah had on their unusual and turbulent relationship.

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.

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. Coffman discusses her
work, on one of the most popular sites on the Internet, to correct
historical distortions about the Holocaust and the Second World War.

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 

PHA vice president Janice Friebaum was the special guest speaker on the 4th Night, Wednesday, December 1st. “A Great Miracle happened: The Generation After the Holocaust” Janice Friebaum’s father was a Holocaust survivor from Warsaw, Poland. Janice  shared her affecting story of growing up in the long shadows of trauma and loss, and how being the daughter of a Holocaust survivor has shaped her life.

Video courtesy of: Herbert Hitchon at An Eye On You Production

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.

One man’s crusade against Lithuania’s distortion & revision of the murder of its Jewish citizens

Phillipe Sands discusses his book The Ratline, the story of Otto von Wächter’s role in war crimes against the Jews in Poland

Holocaust by Bullets

The Holocaust by Bullets exhibit will be on view at ASU from early March through the end of April 2022. Father Patrick Desbois was the keynote speaker for Genocide Awareness Week.  Please click here to see photos from our debut events in early 2020. 


KAVOD is a nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization founded by John and Amy Israel Pregulman in 2015.  KAVOD provides Holocaust survivors emergency financial assistance as well as raises awareness about the unmet emergency needs of survivors in the US.  Recognizing the importance of reaching any Survivor regardless of where he or she lives, Seed the Dream Foundation partnered with KAVOD to establish the KAVOD Survivors of the Holocaust Emergency Fund (SHEF) in 2019. KAVOD SHEF exponentially multiplies the dollars and vital services directly reaching Survivors as well as increases awareness to this crisis. Leveraging the funds raised through a special philanthropic national matching initiative, KAVOD SHEF works with designated communities across the United States to bring millions of additional dollars to the Survivor community. John has also been photographing survivors since 2012 to honor their memory. During his most recent trip to Phoenix, he captured photos of Holocaust survivors living in the area. Please visit our Gallery below to view the photos of survivors.  For more information on KAVOD please visit