"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
Phil Holtje was born and raised in Upstate New York and graduated with a BA in History from Binghamton University (2006). He then moved to the Philadelphia and earned an MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University in May 2010. He is currently working on a series of publications that focus on the commemoration of 20th century genocides in popular music.