NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which serves as New York's Holocaust Museum, has announced an international fellowship program supported by a $1,150,000 grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. Vivian Prins was a successful businessman and entrepreneur who emigrated to the United States in 1938 to escape Nazi Germany.
"The Foundation is proud to make this grant in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum's earliest and most steadfast volunteers," says Jerome Manning, President of The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. He continued, "If Vivian were alive today, I know he would be pleased that the Foundation can support the Museum and pay tribute to Bronia in this way. Her testimony has played a vital role in helping to educate tens of thousands of public school students and teachers since the Museum opened its doors nearly 20 years ago."
The newly endowed Vivian G. Prins Fellowship Program will create residencies at the Museum for scholars, curators, visual artists, filmmakers, researchers, writers and holocaust educators who are emigrating to the United States and seeking permanent positions in North America.
"In creating and endowing The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship Program," says Michael S. Glickman, President and CEO of the Museum, "we will be able to offer unique opportunities to scholars and practitioners throughout the world, and at the same time position the Museum to stand peer-to-peer with other institutions that are elevating and defining scholarship, culture and education." He added, "Prins Fellows will work with Museum staff to cultivate the next generation of thought leaders, transform the presentation of scholarship, and imagine new modes of content distribution."
For information about the Museum of Jewish Heritage, visit www.mjhnyc.org.
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