"It was cool to have a chance to listen to a real person speak about what he went through during the Holocaust. He was the most credible source that we could have. I learned a lot more through his pictures and stories." ~ Boys Latin Charter School student

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Friday, January 27th

Join us as we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, January 27th. Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, will be speaking at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club on Friday, January 27th at 7:15am, at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. This program is free and open to the public.

This special program, an observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is one aspect of HAMEC's annual commemoration of the 1945 liberation by Soviet troops of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp.

January 27th is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation, and to honor the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust.

Read Manya's bio(pdf)


Save The Date: 5th Annual Educators' Luncheon

Save The Date: 5th Annual Educators' Luncheon

Speaker: Stefanie Seltzer

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road | Huntingdon Valley, PA
Cost: $50 per person couvert*

Stefanie Seltzer is the Founder and President of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

Please join us as we honor the Abington School District with our first annual EDUCATOR OF EXCELLENCE AWARD for its pioneering and nationally recognized efforts and ongoing commitment to teach the history and events of the Holocaust and the intrinsic lessons of prejudice and racism to students in grades 5 through 12 for over 30 years.

*A portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

Upcoming Community Events

We are happy to help promote the following events for our partner organizations:

Film: Persona Non Grata

On Sunday, February 12 at 2 pm join us for a Philadelphia premiere of Persona Non Grata with director Cellin Gluck in attendance. This narrative film tells the compelling and little-known story of the only Japanese Righteous Among the Nations, Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jewish lives during the World War II. (Japan, 2015, 139 min.)

Reserve your spot today -- $10/Free for NMAJH and JACL Members

Presented with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

47th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
March 11-13, 2017
Temple University
“Post-Holocaust Wisdom in the Face of Terror and Fear: Lessons for a Wounded World”, in observation of the centennial of co-founder Franklin H. Littell‘s birth. For further information see http://ascconf.org

Annual Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1 PM
16th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia

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