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Alumni Profile: John Pregulman ’70

  By Elizabeth A. Davis ’86 The stories John Pregulman has heard are shocking and sometimes unbelievable, and that is why listening to and remembering them is so important. Over the last four years, Pregulman ’70 has taken 487 portraits of Holocaust survivors living in the United States. This journey of discovery led to the creation of a non-profit to help survivors. While tak...
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The Commercial Appeal 4-22-2017

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day On Monday, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember not only those who perished but those who struggle to survive. There are about 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States. More than one in four of them are existing at or below the poverty level. Those unconscionable numbers will continue to rise as survivors age into their 90...
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Jewish Scene Magazine 4-20-2017

KAVOD CONTRIBUTES OVER $15,000 TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HOW IS IT POSSIBLE, AFTER ALL OF THE YEARS OF SUFFERING, TRAUMA AND STRUGGLE, MORE THAN 30% OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LIVING AT OR BELOW POVERTY? IN ADDITION TO THE CHALLENGES OF SENIOR CAREGIVING, THESE PARTICULAR SENIORS ISSUES ARE ENHANCED AND MULTIPLIED WITH THE TRAUMA OF THEIR PAST. KAVOD, which means dignity, fil...
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The Charlotte Jewish News

Kavod: Bringing Dignity to Survivors Through Photography        By Amy Krakovitz Kavod … the Hebrew for dignity, for honor. It’s imbedded in the Ten Commandments with the mitzvah to honor our fathers and mothers. But how much dignity can someone have if he or she is living in poverty? Statistics show that 25% of US Holocaust survivors, and upwards of 30% worldwide, are living below the povert...
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March of the Living – 3.23.2016

Helping Holocaust survivors helps all of us   Sam and Frieda grew up in the same city in Poland, but they met walking down the same street at a displaced persons camp in Germany in 1946. “I noticed her right away,” Sam Weinreich said, looking at Frieda as if he was seeing her for the first time. “I said, ‘I like what I see. I’m going to marry that beautiful girl.'” “Uh, huh,” sa...
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Jewish Scene Magazine 1- 21-2016

  *These images do not depict recipients of aid from Kavod.  Those receiving aid are confidential.  The images are of Holocaust Survivors from across the globe and have been taken by John Pregulman since 2012. Kavod…Honoring Strength and Preserving Dignity If pictures are worth 1,000 words, then the large and still-growing collection of portraits by photographer John Pregulman m...
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Times Free Press 11-29-2015

Cook: Portraits in the Book of Life One woman was packed into a boxcar bound for Auschwitz. So crowded, no one could sit down. People began to starve. The woman, who was a girl then, was extraordinarily tall, with very long arms. There was a hole in the boxcar floor. When the train would stop, she was able to reach her long arms down through the hole and pull up handfuls of grass. That's how s...
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