Be Voice of Tolerance
MEDIA AND AWARDS.
"I am more than honored to receive recognition and kindness for doing something I believe is the most important thing to do in this lifetime. We must all spread love, respect, and tolerance, especially during times in need."
Oskar has worked with the media to help spread the voice of tolerance. Through his efforts, he has been humbled with community awards and students' thank-you letters that have touched his heart. He would like to share these with you as a thank you and to accomplish his vision for all to become UPSTANDERS.
What's it like to survive the Holocaust?
Holocaust Survivor - Channel 12 News
Architect of Change Award
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK is oftened quoted by Oskar as a true hero and inspiration.
July 21, 2021
A big win for Arizona! Arizona’s public schools will be required to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides at least twice between 7th and 12th grades. According to the Phoenix Holocaust Association and Arizona State University academics, Arizona will be the 16th state to require Holocaust education by statute.
November 9, 2019
"Oskar Knoblauch put a white armband onto his sleeve. A blue Star of David had been sewn onto the armband, not unlike the one he had been forced to wear when he was 15 that identified him as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland."
July 12, 2021
"Visitors will enter the largest part of the center, focusing on the “nuts and bolts of what happened”, and the experience of Jews leading up to the war. Then, they will have an opportunity to learn from local Holocaust survivors through recorded testimonies and Oskar's Hologram."
June 1, 2017
"School children learn that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. It is hard to visualize a number as large as 6 million, but the ASU football stadium accommodates a sellout crowd of 72,000; fill the stadium 83 times and you have about 6 million."
January 27, 2020
"On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors stood in front of state lawmakers to champion a bill requiring Holocaust education in Arizona schools."
March 23, 2017
"Though many Americans agree that immigration is a positive force, with the election of a president who holds a dim view of Muslims and Mexicans, we are experiencing an ugly resurgence in nativism and white supremacy, often cloaked in the faddish nomenclature of the so-called alt-right."
Phoenix New Times
The time is always right to do what is right.
-Martin Luther King Jr.