Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
By 2045 the last living Holocaust survivor will be gone.
Our mission is to educate people on an international scale to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are universal, timeless and enduring.
Our story began on April 26th, 1964, when a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors led by Dalck Feith, Harold Greenspan, Abram Schnaper and the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia commissioned renowned sculptor Nathan Rapoport to create a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. His striking Monument to Six Million Martyrs, which stands at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and North 16th Street, was the first monument to the Holocaust on public land in the United States.
As the organization grew, its members recognized the growing need to increase awareness of the monument and the lessons of the Holocaust. With this goal in mind, the PHRF was born. Now, nearly 50 years after the monument’s creation, our vision is about to come full circle, as we are building our new cutting-edge Education Center entirely around this monument.