"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

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May 8th, 2013

Phil Di Giorgio Remembered

The staff and volunteers at the Holocaust Awareness Museum mourn the passing of Phil DiGiorgio one of our revered liberators. As a member of the 42nd Infantry division, Phil helped to liberate the infamous extermination camp, Dachau. He later served as a speaker for our organization, specifically going to Catholic Schools.

Fellow Dachau liberator Art Stern, a long time member of our museum remembers him fondly as a stalwart individual who made a real impact on many students. Phil's legacy includes the donation of his army jacket which we proudly display at our museum.


Phil, center, with his army buddies on the Kitzbuhel mountain in Austria

April 12th

Luncheon at Philmont Country Club

Ladies Luncheon at Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley

Thursday, June 13, 2013

11:30 a.m.: Sign-in
12:00 p.m.: Luncheon & Program

Topic: Holocaust Education Relevant to Contemporary Issues

Speaker: Dr. Marcia Littell, professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She founded America’s first MA Program in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton College.

Professor Littell has written and edited 23 books including, Liturgies on the Holocaust: An Interfaith Anthology, The Genocidal Mind, Women in the Holocaust: Responses, Insights and Perspectives and Holocaust Education: A Resource Book for Teachers and Professional Leaders.

She has also been the recipient of numerous awards including The B’nai Brith “Woman of the Year Award”, “The Eter-nal flame Award” of the Franklin Institute and the “Merit of Distinction Award” of the Anti-Defamation League. She is listed in 2000 Outstanding People of the 21st Century.

Please mail your reservation with payment to: Holocaust Awarenes Museum & Education Center
10100 Jamison Avenue, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19116

Lunch will be Kosher style and catered by the Country Club.

Click here to download the reservation (pdf)

February 27th

Annual USHMM Professional Development Trip

Are you a teacher looking for an opportunity to learn how to effectively teach the Holocaust to your students? Or are you new to teaching the Holocaust and want to learn how to effectively teach the Holocaust to your students?

Then join us on Thursday June 27th, 2013 for a professional development trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Cost is $50 per person ($5 discount for Museum members).

Register now. RSVP deadline is Friday June 14. We have a waiting list--please contact us

  • 7am departure from the Holocaust Awareness Museum, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • 4pm departure from the USHMM, returning to the Holocaust Awareness Museum between 8-9pm
  • Lunch will be provided. Dinner is on your own at the Chesapeake House rest stop on I-95
  • On bus talks and trip escort by Ruth Hartz, Holocaust survivor, Mike Dickerman, Professor, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Richard Stockton College and Gratz College, and Phil Holtje, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum
  • Reserved admission to the USHMM
  • Professional Development Workshop with Christina Chavarria, Program Coordinator, National Institute for Holocaust Education -- "Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust"

Please select your choice of lunch sandwich from the following and include it in your RSVP:

  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Corned Beef
  • Vegetarian