[Each One A Life]

If you can’t join us on the 23rd we will be live streaming the event from our Facebook page starting at 2:00 with the Dedication and continuing shortly after with our Yom HaShoah event.

The Peoria Holocaust Memorial – a collection of 11 million buttons, 6 million for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and 5 million for other enemies of the Nazi state – is one of the most unique remembrances of  this tragic, horrific and cruelest extermination of human life.

In 2014, more than 10 years of exposure to the elements and changes at the original site of the memorial led to a conversation about a new site and mission for the Peoria Holocaust Memorial.

Now, after two years of work sorting & cleaning buttons and designing & building a new Memorial, we invite you to a very special event

Peoria Holocaust Memorial Dedication and Yom HaShoah–Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Dedication at 2:00 PM 
Followed immediately by our Yom HaShoah Program inside the Museum
Guest Speaker: Holocaust Survivor Manfred Katz     

Unto Every Person There Is A Name

Join us on Monday, April 24 for our annual Public Recitation of the Names of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust at our newly dedicated Peoria Holocaust Memorial at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. This reading gives us an opportunity to  remember the victims as individuals whose lives were cut short by the Shoah. We count on volunteers from throughout the central Illinois community to help us remember those who lost their lives.


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Make checks payable to:
Jewish Fed. Of Peoria/Holocaust Memorial
2000 Pioneer Pkwy. Suite 10B
Peoria, IL 61615

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Volunteers are needed to read names at our annual Public Recitation of Names of the victims of the Holocaust. If you or a group would like to help us read names sign up here.  


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