Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ken Lawrence to Start Another Holocaust Collection

Ken Lawrence is starting another Holocaust collection as well as writing a book according to Pennsylvania's Centre Daily News.

Reporter Chris Rosenblum writes, "For 30 years, Lawrence built an award-winning catalog of rare concentration camp mail and other postal material from the Nazi reign before selling the collection recently to the Spungen Family Foundation in Illinois. The 250 items, insured by the foundation for $1 million, recount the Nazis’ mass murder of Jews, gypsies, political prisoners and others through the fragile testimonies of letters, envelopes, postcards and documents."

Ken, 65, shown above, is a former civil rights activist who started collecting letters, papers and other items to refute those who denied that the Holocaust happened.

He is quoted as saying about the items that have helped him silence Holocaust deniers, “I want the viewer of these to be shocked, overcome, to have a lump in their throat and a tear in their eye. If this doesn’t create a deep, emotional response, I’ve failed.”

To read the entire article, click here.

To read a previous post about Ken and his "Postal Evidence of The Holocaust" collection click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM