Robin Granat Holocaust Foundation

$11,481 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 149 people in 10 months
Created August 25, 2018
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Robin Granat Holocaust Education Foundation

A Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Raises Money To Educate The World About The Holocaust

I was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in late 2017.  

After learning about my diagnosis, I realized that I had a very serious disease with a very poor prognosis.

In short, it is highly unlikely that I will live more than a few years.

After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, my husband asked me what I wanted my legacy to be.  

While I am suffering with a glioblastoma now, I have been actively involved in holocaust education for much of my life and I decided that I wanted to create a foundation that will educate this generation and future generations about The Holocaust.

This information will be disseminated by books, videos, exhibits and by guest lectures by historians, filmmakers and scholars who focus on The Holocaust.

As I explained to my children, theirs is the last generation that will have the opportunity to meet living holocaust survivors and it is important that this tragic chapter of history is never forgotten.

My interest in the holocaust began as a young girl. My father’s business partner and his wife came over for dinner and I noticed that they had numbers tattooed on their arms.  I asked them what these were about and they explained how they were tattooed in a concentration camp.

A few years later, I began volunteering at a Jewish home for seniors.  I would entertain the residents by playing my guitar and by singing Yiddish folk songs to them.

As an adult, I have done the required research to add almost one hundred people into the database at the Yad Vashem memorial museum in Jerusalem.

So, if you have some feelings or interest in supporting this important cause, please make a donation.

Thanks for listening to my story and thanks in advance for your help and support.  We look forward to spreading the word about the history of The Holocaust through the variety of media mentioned earlier.

For more information: http://www.kfmbfm.com/story/38969533/terminally-ill-cancer-patient-starts-a-go-fund-me-campaign-to-educate-the-world-about-the-holocaust

Thanks for all of your support so far! We have been working with a representative at Yad Vashem  and will being donating $5,000 to the organization in the next month! 

We plan to continue working with this organization on our mission to promote Holocaust education and will keep you all posted on progress!

Per GoFundMe policy, our withdrawal plan is as follows:  We will be withdrawing into a bank account under Jay Granat and then writing a check to Yad Vashem, where we have been actively working with a Director to ensure that the money is put directly to the educational arm of the organization
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We wanted to provide an update on my Mom's work for this cause.

This week we made the trip to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Despite her condition, my Mom strives to further her knowledge and work for Holocaust Education. She had never been there before, and the incredible people at the museum were able to arrange a private tour of the museum before it opened to the public.

Thank you to all the people that have supported our family on this journey
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Our family is pleased to share the bench that Yad Vashem endowed in Robin's name for her work to support Holocaust Education.

The plaque reads:

"When I was a little girl, I met a family friend who had numbers tattooed on his arm. After he told me about his time in the camps, I realized that the world must learn about and never forget the Holocaust"

Robin Lightman Granat
New Jersey, USA 2018

Thank you again for all of your support, our fundraising efforts continue!
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Robin Granat and her family and friends are delighted to announce that we have raised over $10,000 for the Educational Fund of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

For this donation, Robin will be getting a bench endowed in her name located in the Jerusalem Forest adjacent to the museum.

Thank you all for your support, it means so much to our family and it is a great cause.

We look forward to continuing Robin's mission and reaching our goal. Thank you again for your continued support, generosity, and kindness.
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Thank you all for your donations!

Please continue to donate, share, and spread the word about this cause!
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Raised by 149 people in 10 months
Created August 25, 2018
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