As a former Board member of the Holocaust Museum and continued event patron, I recently attended the Triumph Awards and celebration of the museum’s 15th Anniversary. This sold out
event was engaging as well as inspirational.
The honorees this year were Jack and F. E. Nortman. The Nortman family is responsible for the Boxcar Foundation and loaning it to the museum. The Boxcar is an iconic symbol used as a visual aid in sharing the history of the Holocaust and evoking a visceral response to its significance. The Boxcar can be viewed at the museum but it is also transported to various schools locally and beyond. Additionally there is a small portable traveling exhibit from the museum’s collection that is taken to schools, libraries, and other community locations.
Established over 10 years ago the museum’s oral/visual history project has recorded the personal stories of over 85 Holocaust survivors and World War II liberators residing in Southwest Florida.
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