Rev. Rosemary Schindler, relative of Oskar Schindler, will be displaying archives, and sharing her experiences from being part of the Schindler legacy that includes Oskar's successful efforts to save so many Jewish lives in the face of Nazi genocide. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and her family pastors Shiloh Church in Oakland, California.
Rosemary is continuing the Schindler family's heritage and message through Schindler's Ark whose purpose is to promote understanding between Christians and Jews, to speak out against anti-Semitism, and to bring aid, comfort and support to the Jewish people and Israel. Rosemary, together with Holocaust survivors and their descendants, are committed to "not being silent" so that our future generations will "never again" experience such tragedy.
Rosemary Schindler is a licensed Travel Agent, accredited Tourism Ambassador and host to biblical lands. Her travels have included Canada, China, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea and 42 trips to Israel. She works alongside World Express Travel in Los Angeles, El Al Israel Airlines and Israel's Ministry of Tourism. In 2005 she produced an Angel Award winning video/HDDVD, "Land of the Covenant", showing Christian leaders experiencing the Holy Land for the first time.
She has facilitated numerous tours to Israel and received many awards from Israel's Prime Minister, government leaders and organizations in recognition of her exemplary humanitarian life's work. She partners with the Jewish National Fund, Yad Vashem's Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jewish Federations, Friends of the IDF, Synagogues, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund. She is the San Francisco City Director for Christians United For Israel, the largest pro-Israel Christian organization with a over half million USA memberships. www.cufi.org
Rosemary Schindler has coordinated over 30 conferences specifically linking the American nations with Israel to build support for the Jewish people. She hosts pro-Israel speakers and is a voice for peace teaching on the Shoah and against anti-Semitism, racism, and injustice.
America's involvement in the Holocaust is a key aspect of her mission. Working specifically with survivors, their families, Yad Vashem and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museu.
Rosemary coordinated and facilitated:
- 62nd Reunion of Surviving Passengers of the SS St. Louis Ship in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida June 2 to 5, 2001 along with the
- All Americas Convocation involving the 50 American nations and 50 U.S.A. States.
- 63rd Reunion Tour to Hamburg, Germany and Israel March, 2002
- 64th St. Louis Ship Survivors Reunion Tour to Cuba in August, 2004
In December 2009, during Hanukkah, Rev. Schindler represented the U.S.A. and the international Christian Community at the signing of U.S. Senate Resolution 111 acknowledging America's turning away of almost one thousand German Jewish refugees who sought the safety of our shores as they fled Nazi Europe. Being turned back at gunpoint from Miami forced them back into the hands of Hitler who then gave the world an excuse for his "Final Solution" to the nation's "Jewish problem". Resolution 111 was personally signed by Rev. Schindler, the Holocaust survivors of the St. Louis Ship, the head of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the head of the U.S. National Archives, government leaders from the United States of America. The signing was witnessed by representatives from Germany and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem.
The story of the St. Louis was the subject of the Academy Award nominated 1976 film Voyage of the Damned starring Faye Dunaway, Lee Grant and Dame Wendy Hiller. That film was based on a book of the same title by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. Information Website: http://thestlouisproject.com/
Schindler's Ark, 3000F Danville Blvd., 234
or P. O. Box 961, Alamo, CA 94507
Tel. 510-677-4215, 925-875-0074 Fax: 1-925-934-1399