Holland & Knight's ten
national first-place winning essayists from the
2005 Holocaust Remembrance Project joined
educators from across the nation and Holocaust
survivors for a visit to the nation's capital.
The time in Washington, DC
was a life-changing experience for many of the
students, teachers, survivors and others who
shared time with the group.
Friendships were forged, tears were shed, and
life-long memories were birthed.
Students, teachers, and
Holocaust survivors at the U.S. Holocaust
Museum in Washington, D.C.
Shown below are:
highlights from each day of the trip to
Links to several
newspaper articles written about this year's
students, teachers, and Holocaust survivors
who participated in this year's program.
Poetry from two
of this year's student winners who were
inspired by their experiences with Holland &
Knight, the survivors and the other students.
Highlights from Sunday:
The group arrived Sunday and assembled for the
opening team meeting, the official start of the
week. Then, it was off to historic
Georgetown for dinner. From there the
group got acquainted with one another as they
ventured out on an evening walk
from the hotel to see the White House,
Washington Monument, and several other sites
before making their way back to the hotel to
retire for the evening.
Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum
told his incredible story of
The group was joined by Andy
visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum for the remainder of the day.
The 11th annual awards dinner was
held on Thursday evening. More than
300 clients and friends of the firm
attended this remarkable event!
Chad & Paula Tiedemann generously
underwrote the $3000 Righteous
Among the Nations scholarship. Alex
Cannon, recipient of the
Among the Nations Scholarship,
shown here with his family.
Noah DeBonis and his parents are
pictured here with Holland & Knight
Partner Martha Barnett (left) and Janet Studley (right). Noah
Smith Humanitarian Scholarship for
his outstanding work for indigent
children in Viet Nam, Afghanistan,
Bob and Linda Chasnow and family
generously underwrote the top
scholarship, the $5,000 Herman
Chasnow Memorial Scholarship. The
Chasnows are shown here with
Courtney Sender, the recipient of
Herman Chasnow Memorial Scholarship,
and her father.
Survivor David Silber and Jennifer
Kohanim light one of 11 candles as
art of a special ceremony and moment
of silence in memory of the 11
victims of the Holocaust.
Washington, DC Mayor Anthony
attended the Thursday evening event
and poses here with several of the
Washington, DC Mayor
year's 10 first-place essaysits.
again, William S. Sessions served
as Master of Ceremonies for the
awards dinner in Washington, D.C.
than 300 people attended the
July 28, 2005 awards dinner in
Student Julia Kolchinsky and
survivor Leo Bretholz light one of
candles in memory of the 11 million
Veteran reporter and commentator
Daniel Schorr provided the keynote
address at the July 28, 2005 dinner.
Holland & Knight Charitable
President Andrew Weinstein presents
Courtney Sender with the top prize,
Herman Chasnow Memorial Scholarship.
featuring this year's program:
Students, Teachers and Survivors:
Click here for
students, teachers, and survivors
who participated in this year's trip.
information on the Holocaust Remembrance Project
can be found on our Web site at