Through a new partnership between the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) in Broward County and the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation, stories of Holocaust Survivors (including those pictured above in 2018) will live on to encourage compassion, understanding and respect for one another. HDEC's Preserving the Legacy initiative will digitize, archive and further share their personal accounts. Students and visitors to HDEC will also be able to access USC Shoah Foundation’s full collection for an even more powerful and unique educational experience.
“As a Holocaust Survivor, I am forever grateful for The Jim Moran Foundation's most generous gift to the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center that will ensure that our memories will be preserved for generations to come so that the Holocaust will never be forgotten," said Anita Karl, originally from Poland (pictured above, second row, fourth from right). "I hope that someday we will be free of antisemitism, hatred, persecution and racism and that the future generations will never allow the horrors of the Holocaust to happen again."
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach serves the community with books, educational classes, performances, wellness programs, technology, music and more. Through the Be Well At Mandel grant, a social worker will soon be available at the library to connect those who visit with additional guidance – such as rental assistance, mental health services and SNAP applications.
"We're excited to pave the way in offering youth and family focused social services in our library, which will make our area a better place to live, work, and play," said Dean W. Dimke, executive director, West Palm Beach Library Foundation. In 2000, the foundation was formed to enhance publicly-funded programs at the library.
Morgan (pictured) recently moved into R.E.S.T.O.R.E.'s transitional home and also gained full-time employment as a sales associate at a landscape supply company. Through the nonprofit's coaching and her determination, she has been living a healthier lifestyle, repaying debts and reconnecting with her family. Morgan is currently saving for a car and hopes to move into her own apartment soon.