Bonnie Glogover, business innovator and entrepreneur, conceived of the I REMEMBER BRACELET to pay lasting tribute to the memory of her adored late father, Stanley (Szlamek) Jackson Glogover, 1925 –2013, who was a survivor of the Holocaust.
Bonnie also took the declaration of “never forget” to heart, successfully lobbying the House of Representatives in 2000 to establish a National Holocaust Remembrance Day on the US calendar that is now marked each Spring. She honors her father’s memory daily through hard work, determination, and strategic thinking. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRECB-2001-pt1/pdf/CRECB-2001-pt1-Pg1043.pdf [ Congressional Record -House January 31, 2001 Pg 1043 ]
Today Bonnie credits her father with showing her to never give up and to always believe in her vision. Imprisonment obliterated her father’s teenage years, but his survival and courage are a lesson to all those who endure genocidal regimes, that they may live with fierce will and endurance.
He would say that his time served in Auschwitz (prisoner # 81481) taught him how to “Make my love useful.” His words will remain with Bonnie forever.
The two Glogovers shared an incredible “father and daughter” bond and Bonnie carries on her father’s legacy of making a difference in serving others.
To learn more about Bonnie’s illustrious career, please visit her websites glogoverhosiery.com and gosilverpro.com
Philip J. Weisner
Philip J. Weisner, is a third generation diamond expert and jewelry designer in New York City’s diamond district carrying on his family tradition on both sides of his family. His exclusive design of the I REMEMBER BRACELET was inspired by the railroad tracks that led to the infamous selection platforms at Auschwitz Birkenau. However, his design is symbolic and dedicated to all victims of exile and genocide around the world, both past and present.
Philip remembers his mother Ella’s stories about the Germans invading the Netherlands and the Nazis going house to house, to arrest people and take the Jews. Philip’s father, Henri Michael, is a descendent of a long line of Antwerp, Belgium diamond cutters, who fled to Cuba in 1940 to escape the war and then migrating to America, where he met and married Phillip’s mother, Ella.
Philip built his business, Kestenbaum & Weisner on a strong foundation of acquiring and selling quality diamonds and jewelry combined with an exceptionally keen eye for design and outstanding customer service. His creative process is marked by his respect and desire for his customer’s complete satisfaction, to realize their vision of a customized piece of jewelry.
Kestenbaum & Weisner, Philip’s company, has built its reputation over three decades by crafting diamonds and precious metals to create fine, elegant one of a kind pieces of jewelry.