Dr. Chris Patti Leads Discussion with Bob Horowitz at the NC Governor's Mansion


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(L-R): Bob Horowitz and Dr. Chris Patti

Dr. Chris Patti, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Peace Studies, recently attended an event at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion. During the event, he led a discussion with Bob Horowitz, the son of Mrs. Karoline Horowitz, who shared stories of his family's incredible journey. Mrs. Horowitz, along with her husband and children, fled from Europe and the Nazis in the 1940s and settled in Western North Carolina. She donated an impressive crystal chandelier to the NC Executive Mansion 50 years ago. This chandelier was one of the few family heirlooms left behind by her parents, Gustav and Selma Strauss, who died in the Holocaust. The chandelier still hangs in the state dining room of the Mansion and is used to share their story with visitors and school groups who tour it daily.

You can watch the full interview here:  The Horowitz Chandelier Interview with Dr. Chris Patti and Bob Horowitz


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(L-R): First Lady Kristin Cooper,  Governor Roy Cooper, and Bob Horowitz

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The Horowitz Chandelier in the state dining room of the NC Governor's Mansion

Learn more about the Horowitz Chandelier here: North Carolina Executive Mansion Chandelier

The Official Press Release from NC Governor Roy Cooper

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Published: Jan 25, 2024 3:07pm