The Holocaust Museum L.A. has discovered a headliner for its Nov. 6 gala.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been confirmed to obtain an inaugurual Award of Braveness for his longtime advocacy “in opposition to antisemitism and bigotry,” per the museum which cited his social media posts which have discovered the son of a Nazi officer talking out in opposition to hate.
He’s been energetic offline as effectively. Via the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, the previous California governor lately introduced collectively the USC Shoah Basis’s Institute for Visible Historical past and Training, the USC Sol Value Faculty of Public Coverage, the USC Annenberg Faculty of Communication and Journalism and different companions collectively for a particular occasion, “Terminating Hate: Breaking the Cycle of Extremism.” In 2022, he visited Auschwitz and later shared his expertise by recounting the “horrific” particulars of the Holocaust whereas additionally selling peace and tolerance amid an increase in antisemitism.
“The primary Award of Braveness embodies all the teachings of the Holocaust, the spirit of teaching and elevating humanity to struggle hate in all varieties,” defined Holocaust Museum L.A. CEO Beth Kean. “Arnold, by talking out publicly, embodies our museum’s essence of inspiring humanity by means of fact.”
Melissa Rivers will emcee the fifteenth annual occasion, which can happen on the Beverly Hills Lodge. Additionally honored that night time will probably be Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Sandra Gerson Kanengiser.
Annenberg Weingarten, an artist, director and vp of the Annenberg Basis, serves because the founding father of the org’s initiative GRoW @ Annenberg, which helps a broad vary of initiatives and organizations that tackle social and cultural points, meets pressing group wants and gives inspiration and collaboration. Weingarten directed a $1 million present to the museum’s “Constructing Fact” campus enlargement mission.
Gerson Kanengiser, chair of the board and president of the Jack and Goldie Nomberg Basis, a personal basis endowed by the property of her maternal uncle, Jack Nomberg, a Holocaust survivor. Kanengiser’s mother and father Robert and Barbara Gerson additionally had been survivors. In response to the rise in antisemitism, Kanengiser directed a $1 million grant from the Nomberg Basis to assist free instructional excursions for college students at museum. Kanengiser, a associate emeritus at Irell & Manella LLP, additionally serve the AJA Basis and the Los Angeles Ballet, and has served the Los Angeles Giving Circle and Design for Sharing.