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KTNV – Las Vegas 11-5-2018

Las Vegas Holocaust survivors photographed for international project Article by: Jackie KostekLAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Sabine Callwood said she can still hear the sound of boots -- the boots Nazi soldiers wore when they stomped in to capture her father in the middle of the night. Her father was sent to a prison, her mother to Auschwitz. Both survived. Now 82 years old, Callwood said she doesn't hold onto bitterness. Instead, she's found a place to forgive. "I think from all darkness comes light and I try to distribute the light." On Monday, Callwood, along with five other Holocaust survivors, shared ...
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The Commercial Appeal 10-29-18

Charity begins at home A Letter to the Editor of The Commercial Appeal. Published October 29th, 2018. Both of my daughters have September birthdays. And I usually stress out planning to make both their birthday parties original and meaningful. This year, Toby Dee, 9, and Bess, 7, made their birthdays both original and meaningful themselves. “I do not want birthday presents this year,” Tobey Dee said in the car one day on the way to school. “ We don’t really need presents. We can give to charity. It is for a better cause. The presents can go towards something bigger.” ...
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Colorado Public Radio 9-20-2018

Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner interviews KAVOD. It's a sobering fact: In the United States, Holocaust survivors often live in poverty. They are three times as likely to struggle financially than seniors overall. John Pregulman didn't know that when he set out to take portraits of Holocaust survivors across the country. He has traveled to 33 cities in the U.S., as well as Krakow, Prague and Tokyo, to photograph 679 survivors. When photographing one 94-year-old woman in Orlando, John learned a broken air conditioner had taken up her grocery money for the week. She still insisted on feeding him with the little she had. It's then John ...
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News Channel 9 ABC 6-6-18

Watch the video here. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In 2012 John Pregulman was invited to go to the Illinois Holocaust Museum to work on a project taking pictures of Holocaust Survivors. "I had never had much contact with survivors, and I just became completely entranced and enthralled with these amazing people," John said. John has roots in Chattanooga. He grew up here. His great grandfather started Siskin Steel in 1900. The trip to Illinois started John on a mission that he's been on the last five years. This journey led him to Holocaust survivors here in Chattanooga and then to Memphis. That's ...
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Times Free Press 6-5-18

Wiedmer: KAVOD a charity to make all Chattanoogans proud Despite being a pretty fair athlete in his own right, John Pregulman never has quite reached the athletic success enjoyed by his late father Merv, who became a proud member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982 for his accomplishments as a Michigan Wolverine in the early 1940s. And in terms of sheer dollars raised, John's and wife Amy's KAVOD charity to aid financially strapped Holocaust survivors is certainly dwarfed by that of the Siskin Memorial Foundation, the philanthropic giant founded 68 years ago by his mother Helen's late ...
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