A few days ago we encouraged you to join in a Kickstarter program to help fund the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Holocaust Diaries Project. Here’s an update:
Kickstarter: The start of something truly special
Posted by Yoonhyung Lee (Collaborator)
You take our breath away. $68,000 raised in just 2.5 days to share the diaries of over 200 Holocaust survivors and victims with the world. And you’ve come from across four different continents to back this project! Thank you for believing in how important it is to Save Their Stories.
Already, some of our limited-quantity rewards are starting to run out – but if we can add more, we will! We’ve been able to add more in-person and virtual rewards – but these too will go fast. So if you haven’t already, make your pledge right now and lock in your reward. With Father’s Day coming up, we will also send to current backers only a downloadable card you can print and share if you want to make your pledge on behalf of a father in your life.
There has been some terrific news coverage of our project that you can check out:
The Associated Press via The New York Times: US Holocaust Museum Seeks Funds to Preserve War Diaries
Geekwire: U.S. Holocaust Museum launches Kickstarter to preserve diaries and publish them online
CNET: On Anne Frank’s birthday, a push to save war diaries online
ABC News: Holocaust Museum starts first crowdfunding campaign to preserve survivors’ diaries
Thank you again to everyone who has pledged and spread the word about this project. We are just over a quarter of the way to our goal, but that means we still have quite a ways to go. Keep telling your friends and family about #SaveTheirStories – because it’s working! A quick share of our project page on Facebook or Twitter helps us reach more people who care as deeply as you do – and it only takes a moment.