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Stories from The Survivor Mitzvah Project.

The story of the survivor bracelet

The survivor bracelet is a limited edition signature piece, created by
Beverly Hills luxury jewelry designer Dominique Cohen in support of the
lifesaving work of 
The Survivor Mitzvah Project.

The Survivor Mitzvah Project is an urgent humanitarian effort providing
emergency aid to
elderly and impoverished Holocaust Survivors in Eastern Europe
who are in critical need of food, medicine, heat and shelter.

Made exclusively for The Survivor Mitzvah Project, the survivor bracelet symbolizes the ideal of harmonious coexistence between all peoples, inspiring the wearer to take part in a continuous dialogue between the lessons of the past and the promise of the future.

The survivor bracelet blends the symbolic language of traditional Eastern European textiles with elegant modern design. The two diamond accents illuminate the triumph of good over evil through the power of compassion.

Each bracelet has been hand finished by the artist, aged and distressed to create a unique look, representing the litany of hardships the survivors have endured.

Each survivor bracelet is engraved with the name of the Holocaust Survivor helped through your generosity. No two bracelets have the same name.

In the spirit of MIA bracelets worn in solidarity with soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War, the survivor bracelet is worn in solidarity with the Holocaust’s forgotten heroes – the last survivors.

WEAR A BRACELET — SAVE A LIFE

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The Last Survivors – Echoes from the Holocaust

FOR YOUR EMMY® CONSIDERATION — OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM — OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL — OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL (For highest resolution choose 1080 by clicking the gear icon at the bottom right of the video player) THE LAST SURVIVORS – ECHOES FROM THE HOLOCAUST is the inspiring and compelling story… Continue Reading

The Last Survivors – Echoes from the Holocaust

THE LAST SURVIVORS – ECHOES FROM THE HOLOCAUST is a one-hour television special that takes the viewer on a journey through the lives of elderly Holocaust survivors in remote villages in Eastern Europe, telling their inspiring and compelling stories and the heroic efforts to bring emergency aid to these forgotten heroes. The award-winning cast, Edward… Continue Reading

Harvey Weinstein Honored with “Truth To Power Award”

New York, New York — Producer Harvey Weinstein was honored this week by The Survivor Mitzvah Project (SMP) as the recipient of the 2015 TRUTH TO POWER AWARD honoring exceptional individuals who challenge prejudice, intolerance and injustice through the power of ideas. “This award is given to Mr. Weinstein for his body of work depicting… Continue Reading

Voices from the Holocaust

What happened to you? Tell me. Tell me everything. Thousands of letters pour in on torn scraps of paper. Pages and pages of handwritten Russian or Yiddish, with no punctuation… stories of love and loss, good and evil, friendship and betrayal. The horrors of war unfold in a torrent of words spilling into the margins.… Continue Reading

From Hollywood to the Holocaust

A Journey through the Looking Glass I leave the soundstage in a limousine headed for LAX. I am on hiatus, a break from directing sitcoms. I fly to Eastern Europe. My crew flies to Maui. They ride the waves in the Pacific. I ride a horse-drawn hay-cart in Belarus, searching for villages where a century… Continue Reading

Living With Holocaust Ghosts

Ed Asner, aka Lou Grant, walked slowly to the front of the stage at the Museum of Tolerance on Sunday night, and in his familiar growl — this time with a Latvian accent — he softly spoke: “Thank you for the help that is not only material, but also moral. A person lives through hope,… Continue Reading