Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation will continue to use the power of education to ens Our Values:
1.

We realize that the Holocaust education has to be grounded in morality and rooted in universal truth to help prevent future genocides.
2. We believe that raising our youths’ consciousness leads to character development and greater responsibility for one another and for future generations.
3. We understand that the Holocaust was a singular event. We respect and honor survivors by accurately depicti

ng their place in world history.
4. We encourage people from all religions, ethnic backgrounds and beliefs to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.
5. We recognize that people learn in different ways, and that we have to reach all people, young and old, whether visitors to The Center or “virtual” visitors.
6. We know that Holocaust education has to stay focused on the future, in order to encourage ethical behavior, tolerance and positive change.

03/11/2013
Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Just announced...our website won Best of Show, and the Gold Award at the ADDY Awards (The American Advertising Awards)!
So proud of us and everyone who worked so hard to make this happen! Check us out: www.thephrf.org

Our story began on April 26th, 1964, when a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors led by Dalck Feith, Harold Greenspan, Abram Schnaper and the Federation of J

02/27/2013
Guest Blogger: Dr. Michael Berenbaum

The Nathan Rapoport Monument has played an important role in the history of Holocaust commemoration in Philadelphia and even in the country. Erected by survivors of the Holocaust, it is the first Monument to the Holocaust actually erected on …

11/12/2012
The PHRF Announces the Launch of Their New Website!

The PHRF Announces the Launch of Their New Website!

The PHRF is proud to announce the launch of our new website! Please check it out at http://thephrf.org/. Our website has the most animated, unique timeline of Holocaust history online today. It is a great tool for educators, and students…The post The PHRF Announces the Launch of Their New Website! appeared first on Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

11/12/2012
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Please consider making an online donation to our important work. Thank you!
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Your support is more than a charitable gift: it's a legacy to those that perished and a lifeline to those at risk today. We invite you to join the circle of visionaries who have already invested in this exciting effort. By donating to The Education Center, you will be a valuable link between past...

11/12/2012
Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

The PHRF is proud to announce the launch of our new website! Please check it out at http://thephrf.org.

Our website has the most animated, unique timeline of Holocaust history online today. It is a great tool for educators, and students alike. An even more extensive version exists on our page with additional videos, photos and dates.

Please like us on Facebook, encourage others to go to our site, and consider making an online donation to our important work . Thank you!

Our story began on April 26th, 1964, when a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors led by Dalck Feith, Harold Greenspan, Abram Schnaper and the Federation of J

10/14/2012
Terezein Ensemble Caberet Reviewed on NPR!

Terezein Ensemble Caberet Reviewed on NPR!

Click here to hear the podcast and read the transcript of WHYY News’ Peter Crimmin’s review of the Terezin Ensemble’s performance of their caberet at the Philadelphia Free Library.The post Terezein Ensemble Caberet Reviewed on NPR! appeared first on Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

10/14/2012
Cabaret conceived in N**i death camp presented in Philly — NewsWorks

Listen to the podcast and read the transcript of WHYY News' Peter Crimmin's review of the Terezin Ensemble's performance of their caberet at the Philadelphia Free Library!
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/item/45453-cabaret-conceived-in-a-nazi-death-camp-presented-in-philly?Itemid=1

The cabaret composed in a concentration camp is both bleak and bouncy At times it s nearly jovial Theresienstadt Hoo ray! Hoo ray! The most elegant Ghetto in the world today The show now on tour in

10/10/2012
2011-11-24-Terezin-The Town As If-Welcome to Theresienstadt (English).mpg

Missed the first show of the Terezin Ensemble at the Philadelphia Free Library? There are two more opportunities to catch this unforgetable caberet...Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 pm at the National Museum of American Jewish History and on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 pm at Adath Israel Merion Station. Don't miss it!
http://youtu.be/q0iR8zJNZtc

ברוכה הבאה לטרזיינשטאט מילים: ליאו שטראוס, לחן ועיבוד: אורי רגב עינת אזולאי, מצו-סופרן אנה שפיץ, מצו-סופרן

10/03/2012
PHRF Interviewed on Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason”

PHRF Interviewed on Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason”

Listen to Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason” interview with PHRF Executive Director, Rachel Lithgow, PHRF President, David Adelman and Oded Breda from Beit Terezin as they discuss “Transcending Their Boundries: The Children of Terezin,” the powerful, new exhibit now showing through…The post PHRF Interviewed on Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason” appeared first on Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

10/03/2012
Philadelphia Free Library Exhibit Focuses On Holocaust And Tererzin - CBS Philly

Listen to Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason" interview with PHRF Executive Director, Rachel Lithgow, PHRF President, David Adelman and Beit Terezin's Oded Breda...
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/09/30/philadelphia-free-library-exhibit-focuses-on-holocaust-and-tererzin/

A concentration camp used as a tool to cover up mass exterminations is the subject of a daring exhibit now open at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

09/24/2012
The PHRF Brings The Terezin Ensemble to Philadelphia in October

The PHRF Brings The Terezin Ensemble to Philadelphia in October

In addition to the exhibition, “Transcending Their Boundaries: The Children of Terezin” currently at the Parkway Central Library from September 4 – November 20, 2012, The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is proud to present The Terezin Ensemble of the Israeli Opera…The post The PHRF Brings The Terezin Ensemble to Philadelphia in October appeared first on Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

09/23/2012

The PHRF lost a dear friend and colleague. May the family of Stuart Appel be comforted among the mourners of Zion in Jerusalem.

09/19/2012

PHRF Interviewed on Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason"

09/12/2012
2011-11-24-Terezin-The Town As If-Welcome to Theresienstadt (English).mpg

Coming to Philadelphia the week of October 8-18th 2012 at the National Museum of American Jewish History, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, Adath Israel, and other locations! — in Philadelphia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0iR8zJNZtc

ברוכה הבאה לטרזיינשטאט מילים: ליאו שטראוס, לחן ועיבוד: אורי רגב עינת אזולאי, מצו-סופרן אנה שפיץ, מצו-סופרן

09/07/2012
Anna Heilman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeyOT4FB9qo

January 1945 Rosa Robota hanging…last public ex*****on in Auschwitz- Anna tells the story of her sister, one of the brave girls who assisted in the Auschwitz revolt that led to the destruction of the one of the crematoria.

09/07/2012
Aron Bell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCdps_cD9WI

May 1942 Bielski brothers partisan movement - Aron, the youngest and only surviving Bielski brother, describes lovingly how his older brother insisted that everyone be included in his partisan group.

08/15/2012

Our mission is to educate people on an international scale to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are universal, timeless and enduring.

07/03/2012

Do you think people are educated enough about the Holocaust?

07/03/2012

The PHRF came into being in 1964 when the founding members commissioned renowned Jewish sculptor Nathan Rapaport to create a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. His striking Monument to Six Million Martyrs, which stands at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and North 16th St, was the first monument to the Holocaust on public land in the United States.

07/03/2012
07/03/2012

Deportations of Jews from Salonika begins. By mid August some 56,000 Greek Jews will be deported to Auschwitz.

07/03/2012

Adam Czerniakow, chairman of the Warsaw Jewish Council, commits su***de. “They have asked me to kill the children with my own hand, this I cannot do.”

07/03/2012

Beginning in Holland, Germany further isolates the Jews in occupied lands by ordering them to wear a Yellow Star of David.

07/03/2012

First deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz begins.

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After a successful sneak screening last night followed by a post-film discussion hosted by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center and more partners, Three Minutes - A Lengthening opens today at Philadelphia Film Society Bourse Cinema!

🎟 https://filmadelphia.org/three-minutes-a-lengthening.

🙏 Our community partners: ADL Philadelphia, Gratz College, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Kaiserman JCC, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS), Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP), Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC), Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, 3GPhilly, Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey - JCRC, International March of the Living, JDC (The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), Mean Streets Management and Overton Venture Capital.

A remarkable glimpse of Jewish life before the Holocaust… THREE MINUTES is FASCINATING… ELECTRIFYING… An invaluable document and a humbling memorial…” - IndieWire

Join us in supporting the Philadelphia Theatrical Release of Three Minutes - A Lengthening (Directed by Bianca Stigter ), the new, award-winning documentary about the Holocaust, opening at Philadelphia Film Society Bourse TODAY and playing for a week!



Community Partners: Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Kaiserman JCC, JFCS - Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey - JCRC, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey YAD, Mean Streets Management , 3GPhilly Gratz College, International March-The Living International March of the Living
🎞️✡️🎥 Three Minutes - A Lengthening is coming back to PHILADELPHIA! The film had its US PREMIERE at the Philadelphia Film Festival last year.

Tomorrow night, at 7PM, join the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media and Philadelphia Film Society with local community partners, for a special sneak screening at PFS Bourse Theater, before the film opens on Friday, August 26th!

🎟️ Tickets @ https://filmadelphia.org/events/three-minutes-a-lengthening

🙏 Community partners include: Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media, Philadelphia Film Society, Gratz College, Jewish Community Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Kaiserman JCC, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP), Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC), Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, 3GPhilly, Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey - JCRC, International March of the Living, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Mean Streets Management and Overton Venture Capital
On Thursday, August 25th, at 7PM, join PHRF for a special sneak screening of 'Three Minutes - A Lengthening', the new, award-winning documentary about the Holocaust, before it opens on Friday for its Philadelphia Theatrical Run, at the PFS Bourse (400 Ranstead St). 🎥

🎟️ TICKETS: https://filmadelphia.org/events/three-minutes-a-lengthening.

Community partners include Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media and Jewish Film Festival, Gratz College, Kaiserman JCC, Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia(JGASGP), Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, 3GPhilly, Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey - JCRC, International March of the Living, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Mean Streets Management, Overton VC.
🎞️✡️🎥 Three Minutes - A Lengthening is coming back to PHILADELPHIA! The film had its US PREMIERE at the Philadelphia Film Festival last year.

On Thursday, August 25th, at 7PM, join the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media and Philadelphia Film Society with amazing community partners, for a special sneak screening at PFS Bourse Theater, before the film opens on Friday, August 26th!

🎟️ Tickets @ https://filmadelphia.org/events/three-minutes-a-lengthening.

🙏 Community partners include: Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media and Jewish Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Society, Gratz College-Alumni, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Kaiserman JCC, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP), Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC), Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, 3GPhilly, Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey - JCRC, International March of the Living, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Mean Streets Management and Overton Venture Capital.


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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day - an important opportunity to gather and mark the lives of the 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who died at the hands of the N**is.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Eszter K***s, the executive director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, about today's significance, lessons learned that may apply to the war in Ukraine, and how yellow candles are playing an important role today.

Here's the interview, which I conducted on NBC10 Philadelphia News at 11am: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/philadelphia-lighting-candles-to-remember-those-lost-in-the-holocaust/3219409/
These upcoming programs through the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and Wassmuth Center for Human Rights should not be missed!

Here is the full schedule for more information and to register for these incredible programs through our promotional partners:

https://holocaustcentermilwaukee.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Stronger-Together-Schedule.pdf
"Preserve the lessons of the past to build a future of tolerance."

Today is

Please take a moment to watch this video which highlights the important work that our client the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is doing to raise awareness about the lessons of the Holocaust so we can avoid anything like this happening again.

Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza
When the names and numbers of Holocaust victims are commemorated and mourned, one group of victims is often uncounted – LGBTQ people. It is for the most shameful reason – the persecution of gay people in N**i Germany successor states continued after World War II.

Join us on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom) for this discussion with historian Jake Newsome, together with J.Proud Program Manager Galia Godel and Sophie Don, Senior Manager of Program and Operations at the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Sponsored by pRiSm (the RS LGBTQ+ connection group), The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, and JProud, a program of Jewish Family and Children Services of Greater Philadelphia.

Register at rodephshalom.org/counttheirnames
The final installment in our FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY series is also a CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR, as we host Glenn Kurtz and the incredible story of how a family trip turned into a priceless glimpse into the past.

THREE MINUTES IN POLAND: DISCOVERING A LOST WORLD IN A 1938 FAMILY FILM
Wednesday October 27, 5pm MT/7pm ET
Register: https://wchrauthorconvokurtz.eventbrite.com

Series presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.
Remember Kristallnacht at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
Tuesday November 9th, 5:30-6:30 pm, at 16th and Arch Street

We are looking forward to our in person event at the Plaza where we will reflect, remember and commemorate the violence and destruction of Kristallnacht which took place on the night of November 9th in 1938.

We will welcome Hazzan Jessi Roemer of Society Hill Synagogue and Molly Wernick, an activist and Jewish educator, for a program of music and beautiful words that reminds us of the resilience of the Jewish community.
Don't forget to register for the final program of the Fragments of Memory series on Wednesday, October 27 at 6pm CST, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film," with author Glenn Kurtz.

Register here: https://wchrauthorconvokurtz.eventbrite.com

Presented in partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
In 2008, author Glenn Kurtz discovered a reel of film in the closet of his parents' home in Florida. Only three minutes long, the footage shows his grandfather's hometown of Nasielsk, Poland, in 1938. The clip has become surprisingly important—both historically and personally.

The FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY series concludes Wednesday October 27th at 5pm MT as we welcome him virtually to discuss his book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film," and the upcoming film, "Three Minutes - A Lengthening."

Register here: https://wchrauthorconvokurtz.eventbrite.com

Presented in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY continues next Monday, October 18th, at 4pm MT/6pm ET as we examine the infamous Hoecker Album with the 's Dr. Rebecca Erbelding.

AUSCHWITZ THROUGH THE LENS OF THE SS
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdOytrDgvGdQByvtq9HRk5AXEQKdKbVfC

Series presented in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.