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Alan Lazowski to be honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Alan Lazowski of Hartford will be honored by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the “What You Do Matters” 2020 New York Tribute Virtual Event. Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg will serve as the event emcee. 

Lazowski, who was honored at the New York Tribute Event in 2016, is among a group of past honorees who will be recognized at this year’s event. 

The son of Holocaust survivors Rabbi Philip and Ruth Lazowski, who also live in the Hartford area, Alan Lazowski is a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum founder, former member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and member of the Museum’s Strategic Advancement Committee. He is chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking, the third largest parking company in the United States.  . 

Lazowski’s children are members of the Museum’s NY Next Generation Board, chaired the Museum’s annual fundraiser.

Hundreds of supporters of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from across the Northeast region are expected to attend the New York virtual event, which will also feature 100-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, as well celebrity readings from the Museum’s collections.

Participants will learn about how the Museum has adjusted to these extraordinary times by bringing Holocaust education and awareness to audiences virtually, and how the critical lessons of the Holocaust–lessons about the fragility of freedom, the nature of hate and the consequences of indifference–remain vital. 

Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg will talk about her personal story of resilience. Born just 18 months after her mother was liberated from Auschwitz, von Furstenberg says her mother instilled a profound value in her that “fear is not an option,” which has informed her life choices. 

 She honors her mother’s “resolve, resilience and hope” three months before the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.         

This is a free, online event. The link will be provided to those who register.

For more information, call (212) 983.0825 or email northeast@ushmm.org.

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