"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

We Couldn't Do It Without You...

Our Museum--your Museum--continues to move forward at an exhilarating pace. The Annual Dinner, held at the Philmont Country Club on Saturday November 9th was our best to date on many levels. Attendance was 260 including 8 elected public officials (4 more who were unable to attend, sent representatives) and 25 of our hero Survivors and Liberators. Folks with institutional history were walking around with wide grins all night. Over 100 new attendees were impressed by both the size and the enthusiasm of the crowd. And of course it was a financial success. The matching dollars brought in before and during the event against the generosity of our anonymous benefactor accounted for over $60,000. When we add in the dinner, silent and live auctions and our best ad book ever we will clear over $85,000 (the last 2 dinners netted us about $30,000 each).

The good news is that we will need it all (and more) to allow us to increase our record breaking programming from last year (268 programs--35,000 students). Reports from our energetic program staff, Phil and Jacqueline, indicate that we are well ahead of the 2012-2013 school year. In fact, early programming puts us close to 50% ahead of last year. This is possible because of our dedicated staff, growing group of office volunteers and volunteer facilitators. And of course our GROWING number of survivors and liberators (How can this be? Well, as we gain more notice and see more people, we find more survivors or they find us).

Save the Date - Sunday January 19th, Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum Program

As seen in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Fox News, Holocaust Survivor Ernie Gross and U.S. Army Veteran and Dachau Liberator Don Greenbaum will present their testimonies and will discuss their experiences.

On April 29, 1945 American forces liberated 32,000 prisoners at Dachau. Don Greenbaum was one of the American G.I.'s to liberate Ernie Gross. Not knowing each other, over 60 years later, they met and have since, become friends.

  • Sunday, January 19th, 2014
  • 2pm
  • Klein JCC, Polonsky Theater
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • Recommended Donation $5 to the Holocaust Awareness Museum

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RSVP by email or call 215-464-4701

Our Museum to the Rescue

Our Museum came to the rescue yesterday, Wednesday October 16th. 130 students from Lancaster Catholic High School were supposed to go to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC but because of the government being shutdown, were not able to go. We stepped in. Thanks to Ruth Hartz and Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum spoke to them. The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a fantastic article about the program. Pictures to come soon!

Also, a big thank you to Randi Boyette and the Anti-Defamation League for putting the school in touch with us. Without her these students would not have been able to see the speakers.

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