Friday, February 20, 2009

The Alois and Marie Goldmann Scholarship

Jane Freund, Owner and President at Freundship Press LLC, posted the following in the Boise State Alumni group discussion board at LinkedIn:
I am asking for your help in spreading the word about the Alois and Marie Goldmann scholarship, which is named for my paternal great-grandparents who made the ultimate sacrifice with their decision to send their son, my father George Freund, to America. Here are more details: Alois and Marie Goldmann raised their orphaned grandson, George Freund, in Vienna from 1936 to 1938. After the Anschluss, they sent him to America to be raised by an aunt and uncle. They remained behind in Czechoslovakia. The Germans placed them in Theresienstadt Ghetto. In 1944 the Goldmanns were shipped to Poland to the Auschwitz concentration camp where they were murdered immediately after arrival. The scholarship is open to graduating Idaho high school seniors or home school graduates who will be attending an Idaho college or university in the fall of 2009. To preserve the memory of the Goldmanns and other Holocaust victims, applicants are asked to write an essay or formal research paper on the Holocaust. The submittal should not be general but must deal with some specific aspect of the Holocaust ofthe applicant's own choosing. The application deadline is April 1, 2009 and this year's scholarship will be approximately $1,200. Please help spread the word about this scholarship by sharing this information with people whom you think would be interested! If you have any questions or would like a copy of the scholarship application, send an e-mail to me (Jane Freund) at goldmannscholarship at or visit the Idaho Community Foundation website at Thanks so much! Jane Freund PS -- I am also available to come to schools and talk about the Holocaust, Dad's story and the scholarship so please feel free to contact me if you or somebody you know is interested.
A very worthy cause. I couldn't find such a wonderful description of the scholarship on the site, so I decided to post the info on my blog, then pass it along via other online conduits. In one sense, it's an "Idaho only" piece of data, but it has implications that reach much farther. Thanks for the "heads up", Jane.