Grandson of General Dwight D. Eisenhower to accept award honoring his grandfather’s commitment to documenting the truth about the Holocaust
September 12, 2016 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum is thrilled to announce that David Eisenhower will be the Keynote Speaker for To Life: The FHM’s 25th Anniversary celebration! Eisenhower will be speaking and accepting a posthumous award on behalf of his grandfather General Dwight D. Eisenhower in honor of the pivotalrole he played in liberating the Nazi concentration camps and documenting what was discovered to ensure that the Holocaust could not be denied nor forgotten.
At the end of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as possible so that he could document the camps and their appalling conditions. Anticipating a time when Nazi atrocities might be denied, General Eisenhower also ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated.
As we continue to hear news stories regarding the hatred and intolerance throughout our nation and the world, The FHM’s commitment to preventing future genocides by teaching the lessons of the past through testimonies, artifacts, and lessons of the past is more important than ever. The annual To Life event provides the backbone of funding for The FHM’s educational programs in Tampa Bay and throughout Florida.
To Life: The FHM’s 25th Anniversary will be a celebration of the Past, Present, and Future of The Florida Holocaust Museum. This grand celebration of The FHM’s 25th Anniversary, featuring David Eisenhower, will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at The Vinoy Renaissance. The Vinoy is located at 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.