Happy 2nd year anniversary to the Haiti Holocaust Survivors Blog!
As a lover of history, anniversaries always hold a special place in my heart. It is a time to reflect and pay homage to the past, but also gives us the opportunity to understand and better prepare for today and tomorrow.
The blog’s anniversary is no exception, as it refuels my energy for what’s to come in the near future. All within the last few weeks, I was excited to receive my Tikkun Olam award, and shortly thereafter, interview requests from a variety of media outlets. Please look for us in the near future as we make plans to work with Tequila Minsky of Caribbean Life News, Beyond Focus TV in NYC, and Voice of America. All of these are a great indication that the word is getting out about this lost piece of history!
As we continue to receive press, we are also quietly planning a documentary to record the oral history of this grand story. We are still looking for help with this project so if you are up for the challenge, please send us an email!
Celebrating another historical anniversary this week is the Titanic. The 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking is April 15th. Did you know the only black man on the ship was Haitian and that the Titanic was on its way to Haiti? Joseph Laroche and his family were headed to Haiti because Joseph, although educated in France, could not secure a job there during the bigoted climate of the early 1900s.
The Chicago Tribune has a wonderful story on Joseph Laroche, a Haitian-born, French-educated engineer traveling with his family on the infamous cruise liner. Read more on this interesting story HERE.
Thanks again for sharing in this special time with us and we look forward to many more!