Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
Preserving the Lessons of the Past to Build a Future of Tolerance
The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has transformed the site around Nathan Rapoport’s Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs from an aging and underutilized space into a beautiful park for learning and remembrance.
Today, the new Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza remains the only monument to the Holocaust in Philadelphia, but it is much more than that. The Memorial Plaza is a unique and innovative space in which people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to commemorate one of the worst genocides in human history, and discover how our constitutional protections shield us from from experiencing a tragedy of similar proportions on American soil. Our space honors those who passed, and those who carry on their legacy. Together, we have created something remarkable.
We see more visitors at the Memorial Plaza every day: student groups tour our Plaza and engage with our educational materials, families visit on their vacations, and Philadelphians passing by stop to marvel at our statue and read our Six Pillars. And, unfortunately, now is the time that education against hatred and bigotry is needed most. We have seen historic highs in anti-Semitism in the past few years, with life and death consequences.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About the Foundation page.
In The News
- Watch: Virtual book club on the Nazi Titanic, Philadelphia Citizen, August 3, 2020.
- Facebook: @PhillyMemorialPlaza
- Twitter: @PhillyHolocaust
- Video: Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza: A Campaign for the Future (Vimeo, 9m24s)