[Each One A Life]

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.

An unused section of the Peoria Riverfront Museum grounds proved to be the perfect size and setting for the new location. The Museum has opened doors for local, national and world audiences engaging in lifelong learning, and now that mission will grow with the addition of 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     

help the peoria holocaust memorial


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


Volunteers are still needed to help clean the buttons. If you or a group would like to volunteer, sign up here.

 More information on volunteering


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