“They feel like they have a connection with him even though they don’t know him.” ~ The McPherson School, KS

Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

We are an organization of men and women now living in the Philadelphia area
whose parents survived the Holocaust.

Established in 1978 we were the first organization of Children of Survivors in Philadelphia. We are moving into the future by sharing our parents' personal narratives to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.

Contact Us: sonsanddaughtersphila@gmail.com


  • To be leaders in focusing public attention on lessons of the Holocaust
  • To enrich our understanding of the Holocaust, of our parents’ experiences and of our own responsibilities to Jewish survival
  • To provide a kinship / friendship network to replace those we lost in the Holocaust
  • To share social and cultural events together

What We’ve Done:

  • Participated in planning the Philadelphia city-wide memorial service for the Six Million
  • Participated in planning the American Gathering of Survivors that was held in Philadelphia in 1985
  • Established and participated in experiential groups to explore our feelings as Children of Survivors
  • Contributed to an oral history program which will perpetuate the personal narratives of Survivors of the Holocaust
  • Planned and presented educational programs on the Holocaust for Philadelphia area groups, classes and organizations
  • Produced a Holocaust film series as part of the Israel 50 program
  • Sponsored a variety of educational and social programs for our members and their families

Our Plans:

  • To promote knowledge and understanding with respect to the impact of the Holocaust
  • To engage in activities designed to preserve the memory of those who perished
  • To represent and advance the shared views and interests of all Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors in the Philadelphia area and nationally
  • To have events where we can get to know and enjoy each other
  • To develop mixed media presentations on our parents’ Holocaust experiences and form a speaker's bureau to share their stories, with the hope that Grandchildren of Survivors will join us