LOS ANGELES – October 22, 2010
– Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that the firm received the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's 2010 Education Award. Holland & Knight's Managing Partner, Steven Sonberg, accepted the award on behalf of the firm during the museum's gala on October 17, 2010 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Education Award honors the efforts of an individual or group to further Holocaust education. The firm was selected as this year's recipient as a result of its commitment to Holocaust education through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project. The project brings students and survivors together with the largest and only national high school essay contest focusing specifically on the Holocaust.
"Receiving this award is a significant honor for the firm, our Foundation and our strong commitment to the Holocaust Remembrance Project, which serves as an educational tool to further students' understanding of the impact of the Holocaust," said Sonberg.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the U.S. It began in 1961 when a group of Holocaust survivors taking English classes as a second language at Hollywood High School decided to create a place where their personal artifacts and photos from the Holocaust era could be displayed safely and in perpetuity. About the Holocaust Remembrance Project
: The Holocaust Remembrance Project was instituted by Holland & Knight in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Since its inception, the Project has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes to young writers and acted as a living memorial to the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust. In addition, the project has provided scholar trips for hundreds of teachers seeking to improve their ability to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, with specialized seminars throughout the week, and a teacher trunk valued at $1,000.00 for each school community. For more information and the read the winning essays, visit http://holocaust.hklaw.com/