Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest Holocaust museum in the U.S., and A Dime and A Penny Foundation, a Holocaust non profit, are pleased to announce the release of the portrait book trilogy, Living Witnesses: Triumph Over Tragedy. The launch event will take place tomorrow at Paramount Studios’ Paramount Theatre on October 11, 2012 at 6:30pm.
“The books serve as a reminder and a testament to the spirit of survival burning in anyone who suffers and overcomes,” said Mark Rothman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
The project captures the lives and experiences of Holocaust Survivors including 30 people from Los Angeles as well as other parts of the US, Israel and Europe. Each photo illustrates the glorious conquest of the heart-wrenching past and how those experiences helped shape the Survivors’ lives. Book proceeds will be donated to Jewish Family Services on behalf of Holocaust Survivors in need.
“I understand the value of a photograph,” said Monni Must, portrait photographer and co-author of the books. “Five years ago when I lost my daughter tragically, I turned to Holocaust Survivors who not only taught me the value of a photograph, but they taught me the most important lesson of all: how to go on in the wake of tragedy.”
The world-renowned, one hundred and three year old Sir Nicholas Winton, a man responsible for saving the lives of 669 children during the Holocaust, is one of the many featured in the project. His grandson, Laurence Winton Watson, will be speaking at this event on his grandfather’s behalf. Sir Winton lead an effort to provide safe train passage from Europe to London as part of what became known as the kinder transports.
The event is free and all are invited to attend and learn about these Survivors and how their stories are an inspiration to all who have endured tragedy. All three books are available on-line for $350.00 at http://dimeandpenny.org/store/. Holocaust Survivors will receive a discount.
As Survivors age, organizations such as Jewish Family Services find them needing increasing amounts of a wide range of assistance. Their needs are often much greater than those of other elderly men and women, in large part because of the depravations they suffered during the Holocaust.
About Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Holocaust Survivors founded the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in the early 1960s as a permanent repository for their personal artifacts from the Holocaust and the world the Nazis destroyed. Today the Museum hosts docent-led school tours, survivor lectures, exhibitions on the Holocaust, and numerous special events. Museum admission is always free. Visit us on-line at http://www.lamoth.org on the Web.
About A Dime and A Penny Foundation
A Dime and A Penny 501(c)3 was created in 2011 by Detroit-based photographer Monni Must. The photographic charity endeavors of the organization exist to help others find hope in the midst of tragedy. The foundation produces books, exhibits and other projects whose proceeds help those in need. To RSVP, email RSVP (at) dimeandpenny (dot) org or for more information about visit http://www.dimeandpenny.org/.