King Jewelers hosts First South Florida Holocaust Museum, Documentation & Education Center Event

May 07, 2014
King Jewelers created an evening of magic by bringing beautiful jewelry, amazing food and South Florida’s elite together to raise money for a worthy cause.

On Thursday, April 24th, Scott, Maxine, and Jonathan King celebrated “A Legacy of Remembrance” and raised over $100,000 for the First South Florida Holocaust Museum, Documentation & Education Center.

The King Family was joined by the Honorable Rositta E. Kenigsberg, President of the First South Florida Holocaust Museum, Documentation & Education Center, and Mr. Mel Dick, member-Board of Directors of the Museum. Chopard, manufacturer of fine jewelry & timepieces, also contributed by generously co-sponsoring the evening to raise funds and awareness for the new Holocaust Museum that will be opening in South Florida.

The night’s festivities kicked off with a passionate speech by the Honorable Rositta E. Kenigsberg, and Maxine King, of King Jewelers.

“We are so grateful to Maxine and Scott King and the entire King Jeweler’s Family for their tremendous efforts and incredible commitment to help build South Florida’s First Holocaust Museum. The fabulous kickoff event, which they so graciously and generously hosted last evening, gave hope and promise to all the Survivors of the Holocaust who attended. The Survivor’s dream, that one day, a Museum would be built in South Florida, to ensure that their horrific past would never become our children’s and grandchildren’s future; became more than a possibility – it became a reality.”

Additional custom-made charms are available for various donation amounts. A web page will be set-up for purchase and donation of the bracelets with proceeds going directly to the Museum Capital Building Fund.

The live auction featured an elegant & timeless $54,930 Chopard Carissima watch set in 18KT White Gold and 3.36 CTS Diamonds; Miami Heat VIP Suite Playoff ticket experience for 2 donated by the Miami Herald Media Companies, personal items from Mel Dick’s private collection, a custom-made portrait of the winning bidder by the world-famous artist, Peter Max, a Montblanc Heritage Collection Fountain Pen 1912 gold nip, a limited edition Stature of Liberty Lithograph, as well as spectacular fine jewelry donated by King Jewelers.

“We are thrilled to be able to support such a wonderful organization like the First South Florida Holocaust Museum, Documentation & Education Center and bring attention to such a worthy cause,” said Maxine King. “It’s important that we show the world that we will never forget.”

About King Jewelers

King Jewelers, South Florida’s premier jeweler of integrity since 1912, is proud to be in business 102 years in South Florida.
For five generations, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. From one hundred to one million dollars, at King Jewelers you will always find the “best of the best.” Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury Swiss timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. The luxurious Aventura showroom is home to Chopard, Breguet, Harry Winston, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roberto Coin, Roger Dubuis, Zenith, Chanel, MontBlanc, Jaquet Droz, Forevermark, Tacori, and Breitling to name a few. Kings Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, American Watch Guild, Jewelers Board of Trade, and the American Society of Appraisers and has among its staff GIA Certified Gemologists. For more information, visit www.kings1912.com.

About The FirstSouth Florida Holocaust Museum, Education & Document Center

The new museum building located at 303 North Federal Highway, in Dania Beach, FL. The contract price was $2.1 million dollars. The property features a 26,000 sq ft. facility, with 21 ft. high ceilings, all on one floor which is located in Broward County and is easily accessible for all tri?county public, private, parochial schools, as well as all the colleges and universities. The property is 10 minutes off the I?95, 12 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale airport and 15 minutes from Port Everglades; thus effortlessly attracting seaport and airport visitors. This Museum, in addition to becoming a major local attraction, will also become a national and international tourist attraction.

The museum will house, display and feature the thousands of eyewitness taped testimonies of our beloved Survivors, Liberators, Rescuers and others, the extensive collection of documents, photographs and artifacts, a teacher resource/reference center and research library with over 6000 volumes of books, 2500 taped testimonies, films and DVDs on various topics of the Holocaust, a state of the art video facility to continue interviewing the many eyewitnesses that are still coming forward, a bookstore, a travelling exhibition space to bring the latest exhibits to the community and the permanent exhibition which will chronologically tell the story in English and Spanish. In addition, this Museum will also feature two anchor artifacts, an authenticated Railcar and a WWII Sherman Tank of the type that was used to liberate theSurvivors

The museum will be age appropriate for students 11 years and older and will take a multimedia, interactive approach combining the HDEC’s invaluable, precious holdings and collections that have been purposely gathered for this museum, which will leave students challenged and changed. Learn more at http://www.hdec.org.

The Museum is being designed by Patrick Gallagher, a museum designer with a worldwide reputation.

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