"Mr. Tuck had my son thinking all day about what he heard in school. He told me later that night about his one piece of bread in the morning and night. I am thankful for the hand out that was brought home, so I can read his story. This has been a priceless experience for my son, and I am so thankful that Mr. Tuck was able to visit. ~ A Perkiomen Valley HS parent

About Us

We are the only standalone Holocaust Museum in the Greater Philadelphia area -- a population center of nearly 6 million people.

Mission

Using the resources of the museum, our mission is to educate Delaware Valley students and adults, personalizing the Holocaust so that they learn the consequences of racism, ethnic cleansing, and intolerance. The Holocaust was a watershed event, not only in the 20th century, but in the entire history of humanity. The study of the Holocaust provides us with one of the most effective ways to work with students to examine basic moral issues and value systems. What are the lessons of the Holocaust for us today?

Goals

Students need to know and understand that:

  • the Holocaust was no accident -- it occurred because people made deliberate choices employing all of the apparatus in a fascist state to engage in the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews because they were Jews
  • millions of non-Jews were murdered by the Nazis -- political dissidents, intellectuals, homosexuals, labor union leaders, Roma, and civilians in each of the countries conquered by the Nazi military
  • prejudice, bigotry, and racism are social poisons that erode the fabric of a democratic society
  • silence, apathy, and indifference are the enemies of a pluralistic democracy

Museum History

Board of Directors and Staff