This year the Museum will acknowledge and honor four individuals whose lives have had local, national and international impact. We invite you to join us as we celebrate:
Ann R. Jacobson, M.S.W., a Holocaust Survivor who has led an amazing life of service to her community in Kansas City and in Southwest Florida. As the Founding President of the Holocaust Museum in Naples in 2001, she helped create a unique opportunity for young people to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust. More recently, Ann founded the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is also an integral part of the Catholic/Jewish Dialogue, an interfaith organization that promotes respect and understanding.
Lorie Mayer, a Holocaust Survivor and a Co-Founder of the Holocaust Museum. Lorie is also a Life Member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. She developed the Museum’s permanent collection, which now numbers over 1,000 unique Holocaust and World War II photographs and personal artifacts. As Museum Curator, Lorie continues to provide relevant exhibits which inform students and visitors about the impact of genocide on our world.
Major General Sidney Shachnow, USA, Ret., a Holocaust Survivor and Former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He survived the Holocaust as a child, coming to the United States after the war as a teenager. He joined the U.S. Army and rose through the ranks to become the leader of the specialized troops known as the Green Berets. He is also the author, along with Jann Robbins, of Hope and Honor, which chronicles his childhood in war-torn Europe, his heroic service in Vietnam and his final command of the Army’s elite Special Forces unit. Towards the end of his Army career, he was present in Berlin for the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The legacy of Raoul Wallenberg will also be honored at this year’s Triumph event. Mr. Wallenberg was a Holocaust Rescuer who saved thousands of lives in Hungary near the end of the war. A bust of Mr. Wallenberg, commissioned by Abe Asli and created by Czech artist, Ladislav Vlna, will be presented to the Museum by Cecilia Ahlberg, a grandniece of Mr. Wallenberg.
Small Plate Dining provided by area restaurants.
With special thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Robert & Pamela Cahners
And our Media Sponsors:
Patron Dinner Sponsors:
Rissa & Richard Grossman, Naples Daily News
The Patron Dinner has been SOLD OUT.
Triumph Committee Chairpersons ~ Reg & Sandra Buxton
Triumph Committee ~ Robert Cahners, Godfrey Levy, Merryl Koch Nay, Sam Michelson, Estelle Price
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