2007 Photos & Details

 

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Thursday & Friday


Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum shared his story at the morning session.

 

 


Inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

 


Inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

 


Crisis in Darfur topic of discussion at a special meeting with Darfurian regugee Daoud Hari.

 

 


John Heffernan with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience addressed the group.

 

 


Daoud Hari is one of only three Darfurian refugees to successfully seek asylum in the United States since the genocide broke out in Darfur.

 

 


2007 Holocaust Remembrance Project first-place essayists.

 

 


Holocaust survivors with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat.

 


Marilena Librescu, widow of Liviu Librescu, lights a ceremonial candle with student Oren Mitzner.

 


More than 300 people attended this year's awards dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

 


Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat delivers the keynote address.

 


Stuart Eizenstat praised Holland & Knight for its commitment to the Holocaust Remembrance Project.

 


Virginia Tech Enginneering professor Dr. Robert Heller (speaking) and Provost Mark McNamee spoke of their colleague, Liviu Librescu.

 


Katerina Belkin with Janis & Philip Schiff. Belkin received the $3,000 Schiff Humanitarian Scholarship.

 


Ashley Eberhart with Chad and Paula Tiedemann. Eberhart received the $5,000 Tiedemann Family Righteous Among the Nations Scholarship.

 

 


Mark Salomon with his parents (left) and Robert Chasnow (right). Salomon received the $10,000 Herman Chasnow Memorial Scholarship.

 

 


Xinyi ("Alice") Li from Duluth Georgia received the $18,000 Liviu Librescu Memorial Scholarship.

 

 


Siobhan Roland, a finalist in the "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation competition, sang at the dinner's invocation.

 

 

 


A trademark of the JW Marriott chefs, the White House dessert was a hit with the crowd!

On Thursday, July 19, Holocaust survivor, Henry Greenbaum shared his story before leading the group to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum where he volunteers.  During the group's visit to the museum, they heard from special guest speaker Daoud Ibarahaem Hari, a refugee from Darfur who received assistance from Chris Nugent and the CST team in seeking asylum in the United States. 

Afterward, the students toured the museum with Holocaust survivors. 

Thursday evening was the annual dinner where the student essayists, teachers and students were honored and the scholarships were awarded.  This year's keynote speaker was former senior government official and Presidential advisor Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat.  A special presentation was made by James Bohland of Virginia Tech in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, who was killed during the Virginia Tech massacre on Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Professor Librescu's widow, Marilena Librescu attended the dinner as a special guest. The night of the dinner was her last night in the United States.  She is now living near her sons in Israel.   
 
Six essayists received a $2,500 scholarship. Four other students received special scholarships.  Janis and Philip D. Schiff awarded Katerina Belkin a $3,000 scholarship in recognition of her humanitarian efforts.  Chad and Paula Savren Tiedemann awarded their $5,000 Righteous Among the Nations scholarship to Ashley Eberhart.  Bob Chasnow awarded the $10,000 Herman D. Chasnow Memorial scholarship to Mark Salomon.  This year's special scholarship, totaling $18,000 in memory of Professor Liviu Librescu, was made possible through donations by Holland & Knight attorneys and staff.  The scholarship was awarded to Xinyi (Alice) Li.  Scholarship judges included Holocaust survivors, Holland & Knight scholarship sponsors, Holocaust scholars and members of the Holland & Knight dinner committee. 
 
On Friday, July 20, the group spent the morning recapping the events from the week.  Each student, teacher and survivor had an opportunity to share his/her reactions to the week. The feedback that Tom Holcombe and Angela Ruth received indicated that the program was a resounding success.  Students and teachers pledged to carry on the stories of the survivors, and the survivors praised the students and teachers for their commitment to humanity.  All thanked Holland & Knight for the life-changing experience.  The group spent the afternoon touring the monuments before saying their final goodbyes and heading to the airport for the return trip home.
 

Survivor Biographies.

 
Henry Greenbaum (79) Born in Starachowice, Poland. He resides in Washington, D.C.  Henry was the youngest of nine children.  In 1939, Henry and his family were sent to the ghetto in their town.  They stayed there until October 1942 when a selection was made.  Henry and his three sisters were chosen to work in the slave labor camp in their town.  In 1943, Henry was sent to Auschwitz and placed in the Buna Monowitz-satellite camp.  There he worked for the I.G. Farben Company.  He was later sent to the concentration camp of Flossenburg in Germany.  After a four-month death march, Henry was liberated in Germany on April 25, 1945.  In 1946, he moved to the United States.  Henry was married in 1947 and has four children.  In 1954, he opened the Windsor Valet business in Washington, D.C.  He retired in 1998 and is now a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
 
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