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Media and Videos
Articles About Oskar
Awards and Honors
Student Thank You Notes

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Articles About Oskar


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 Monday to champion a bill requiring Holocaust education in Arizona schools.

Arcadia News

March 15, 2018

"The career I would have had is an attorney. When I was young, my friends told me I was a good speaker. The first time I spoke in public I froze, but as I spoke more I got used to it."

The Horizon Sun

November 9, 2019

Oskar Knoblauch tugged 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, the one that identified him as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland.

AZ Central

June 1, 2017

"From his materials, he pulled out a prop – an armband displaying the Star of David, similar to badges the Nazis forced Jews to wear throughout portions of Europe during WWII.  He held it up and gazed at the crowd."

Arcadia News

August 16, 2019

"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."

Payson Round Up


Awards and Honors

Architect of Change Award

December 6, 2014 - Arizona State University, Center for Race and Democracy Banquet 

Humanitarian Award

April 15, 2014 - Arizona Interfaith Movement, Golden Rule Awards

Characters Unite Award Honorable Mention

August 1st, 2013 - USA TV Network

Certificate of Appreciation

October 25, 2015 - Phoenix Holocaust Survivor Association

May 2, 2014 - 56th Chaplains Corps

Lifetime Learning Award

February 15, 2015 - Mesa Public Schools

Honor for Commitment to Holocaust Education

February 11, 2011 - Santan Junior High School

Days of Remembrance Honor

2012 - Luke Air Force Base


Student Thank You Notes

Oskar has received thousands of thank you cards and notes from students, teachers and community members. Below is a small sample that have touched Oskar's heart.