Bob Horowitz is a successful Houston businessman . Throughout his lifetime, he has contributed to various charities and organizations. The one closest to his heart is the Houston March of Remembrance. His involvement with the Holocaust Remembrance Leizer Rose Horowitz Scholarship Fund is to honor his parents, Holocaust survivors, and to help stem the tide of anti-Semitism.
Bob was born on January 24, 1949, in a displaced persons camp in Eshwege,Germany, to Leizer and Rose Horowitz. His father had survived three work camps and his mother, with her sisters Henia and Fania, survived by hiding in various locations in the Polish countryside. The Horowitz family immigrated to the United States on June 30, 1949, settling in Brooklyn, New York. Bob’s father was a successful Kosher butcher and his mother raised three siblings. Bob’s parents engraved Judaism, along with a strong work ethic into Bob, his brother and sister.
Although Bob’s parents and the other neighborhood refugees rarely broke their veil of silence concerning the horrors they endured before, during and after World War II, Bob always felt the need to share the stories they did tell with his growing family. He is the proud father of two sons, Scott and Steven and the grandfather of Levi and Elie.
The Holocaust Remembrance Leizer Rose Horowitz Scholarships will encourage recipients and fellow students, from many Houston colleges and universities, to become active participants against anti-Semitism. This activism must include taking a public stand against anti-Semitism, sharing the Holocaust testimonials and participating in public marches.
Through these scholarships, Bob knows his parents and fellow Holocaust survivors’ stories will be shared and the evil of anti-Semitism exposed.