December 16, 2015 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum today revealed plans for Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered – The Short Life of Hitler Youth, Paul B, an exhibition about the nazification of the youth of Germany, and There Is No Why Here…, a contemporary art exhibition featuring items from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered – The Short Life of Hitler Youth, Paul B is on display at The FHM now through March 6.
Originally developed and shown in the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg, Germany in 2004, this exhibition narrates the story of the nazification of the youth of Germany focusing on the life and death of Paul Bayer. It shows how the Nazi state, through its control of the education system and through a massive propaganda effort, was able to seduce the youth of Germany into active participation in its destructive mission.
The production of the English version and the presentation in the United States is sponsored by the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives of Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
There Is No Why Here… will be on display at The FHM December 19 to February 1.
“Documentary photos and artifacts often speak for themselves and do not require discourse with their viewer. Likewise, in a digital age where photographs of the Holocaust are readily available, people can become desensitized to these photographs,” said Erin Blankenship, The FHM Curator of Exhibitions & Collections.
“Art, on the other hand, requires a dialogue with its viewer, forming a bridge between knowing and understanding the history of the Holocaust,” said Blankenship. “Because of this, The Florida Holocaust Museum has had a long term commitment to collecting and exhibiting art about the Holocaust and other genocides and human rights abuses.”
There Is No Why Here… features selections from The FHM’s collection of contemporary art. Artists include Joe Nicastri, Shirley Samberg, Gabrielle Rossmer and many more.
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.