October 29, 2015 [St. Petersburg, FL] — Congressman David Jolly, his wife Laura and staff member Stephani Lavely recently visited The Florida Holocaust Museum. They toured the Museum with The FHM Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman and members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
Rep. Jolly viewed the Museum’s core exhibition History, Heritage and Hope, which features original artifacts, photos and videos on the history of the Holocaust and antisemitism. Board member Toni Rinde, a Holocaust Survivor, showed Rep. Jolly and his guests a photo of her that is on display in the exhibition and told her story of being a hidden child during the Holocaust.
Rep. Jolly viewed two exhibitions currently on display about the Civil Rights Movement, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, an exhibition of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art presented by Bank of America, and Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay, an original exhibition of The Florida Holocaust Museum presented by the Tampa Bay Times. Both exhibitions are on display at the Museum through December 1.
Rep. Jolly viewed the Museum’s Teaching Trunks, which are filled with educational materials on the Holocaust, genocide and character education, and are shipped to classrooms across the country, free to educators.
Gelman also discussed the Museum’s technology initiative, which includes digitizing the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, enhancing the use of technology and interactivity in the Museum’s exhibitions, and building on a recent state-of-the-art website update to connect with children and adults across the country.
“I thank and support The Florida Holocaust Museum and its mission to honor and remember the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust and to ensure that such tragedies due to hatred and indifference toward ethnic, religious, and cultural groups will never occur again,” Rep. Jolly said.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.