Rescue Boat Rededication

Holocaust Museum rededicates refurbished Danish rescue boat at special gathering

Holocaust Museum rededicates Danish rescue boat at special gathering

Holocaust Museum Houston rededication HMH Executive Director Kelly Zúñiga, Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark Anna Thomsen Holliday, Former Ambassador for the Kingdom of Denmark Ole Philipson, HMH Board Chair Gail Klein.
Kelly Zúñiga, Anna Thomsen Holliday, Ole Philipson, Gail Klein. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston HMH Danish Rescue Boat Restoration Project Manager Walter Hansen and wife Nancy
Walter Hansen, Nancy Hans. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Alicia and Larry Brown
Alicia Brown, Larry Brown. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Hal Holliday and Line Thomsen
Hal Holliday, Line Thomsen. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Consul of the Hellenic Republic in Houston
George Papanikolaou. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Benjamin Warren and Henrik Rasmussen
Benjamin Warren, Henrik Rasmussen. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Dr. Carsten Westergaard and wife Patricia Blackwell
Dr. Carsten Westergaard, Patricia Blackwell. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Dr. Charlotte Berkowitz and The Honorable Peter Berkowitz
Dr. Charlotte Berkowitz, Peter Berkowitz. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston Joan and Marvin Kaplan
Joan Kaplan, Marvin Kaplan. Photo by Kim Coffman
Holocaust Museum Houston rededication HMH Executive Director Kelly Zúñiga, Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark Anna Thomsen Holliday, Former Ambassador for the Kingdom of Denmark Ole Philipson, HMH Board Chair Gail Klein.
Holocaust Museum Houston HMH Danish Rescue Boat Restoration Project Manager Walter Hansen and wife Nancy
Holocaust Museum Houston Alicia and Larry Brown
Holocaust Museum Houston Hal Holliday and Line Thomsen
Holocaust Museum Houston Consul of the Hellenic Republic in Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston Benjamin Warren and Henrik Rasmussen
Holocaust Museum Houston Dr. Carsten Westergaard and wife Patricia Blackwell
Holocaust Museum Houston Dr. Charlotte Berkowitz and The Honorable Peter Berkowitz
Holocaust Museum Houston Joan and Marvin Kaplan

What: Holocaust Museum Houston rededication of Danish rescue boat after four-year refurbishment.

Where: Holocaust Museum Houston.

Details: Following generous contributions from around the country, the Danish Hanna Frank boat, used to rescue Jews during World War II, was renovated and was recently blessed by Rabbi David A. Lyon in ceremonies at the museum where the boat is on display. Danish Consul Anna Thomsen Holliday hosted the day of celebration and remembrance. 

More than 250 dignitaries and HMH supporters attended the event at which former Danish Ambassador Ole Philipson, whose family fled to Sweden on a Danish rescue boat, was guest speaker. The event included servings of Danish sausage and beer from Chef Smirnov Catering and music by Baroque Con Brio.

Who: Museum board chair Gail Klein, museum director Kelli Zuniga, Phillip Aronoff, Peter Berkowitz, Henrik Rasmussen, Ray Daugberg, Joan and Marvin Kaplan, Walter Hansen, Alicia and Larry Brown, Dr. Carsten Westergaard and Patricia Blackwell, Richard Leibman and Leisa Holland-Nelson.

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