On April 28, 2021 the philatelic community will have the rare opportunity to hear about a life that captured hearts with his stories, and minds with his ghetto collection and photos from the Holocaust.
Jake Rosen, first born son of Morris, will share with Danny Spungen, Scott English, and Stamp Chat host, Heidi Rhoades, his fondest memories of his dad. “Being a philatelist was a passion of my dad's. He was such an avid, expert collector and it filled a great part of his life. He looked at stamps up to the last weeks of his life. I would like to share anything I can about my dad's life with those who also love his hobby. This helps me honor him.”
Danny Spungen, a long time friend of Morris, brings strong feelings to the conversation, “Holocaust survivors are passing away….the final witnesses of the a brutal “breakdown of humanity.” I spend a great deal of my time arranging for our exhibit (or portions of the exhibit) to be shown….but as the “appetizer”…the key is getting the next generations to hear the stories first hand from survivors. As survivor Agnes Schwartz says (representing many)….”as long as my mouth can speak, I will tell my story in the hopes my words will resonate with students so they can be our messengers.” Morris was extremely well known in Holocaust education through his volunteering at the US Holocaust Museum in DC and through his knowledge of Holocaust related postal history. Humanity lost a great philatelist, educator and connoisseur of blueberry pies!”
“Philately is full of remarkable people and remarkable stories.” Scott English shares. “Morris Rosen is proof that our mission is not a simple or unimportant one.” “Our purpose is to be more than just collectors, but also protectors of history.”
Register for Remembering Morris Rosen with Jake Rosen, Danny Spungen and Scott English, Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-4:00 EDT.
Read more about Morris Rosen in Scott English’s article, In Memory of Morris Rosen and the Stories He Carried.