David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, slated to speak and accept award honoring his grandfather’s commitment to documenting the Holocaust
February 24, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] – This Saturday marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary!
To Life: The FHM’s 25th Anniversary gala, scheduled for February 25th, is set to be a grand celebration of the past, present, and future of the Museum. David Eisenhower is the event’s Keynote Speaker and he will be accepting a posthumous award on behalf of his grandfather General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The award is being presented to honor the pivotal role General Eisenhower played while liberating the Nazi concentration camps; insisting that the horrors discovered in the camps be documented and artifacts preserved to ensure that the Holocaust could never be denied nor forgotten.
Although the Museum’s To Life gala is sold out, The FHM invites the community to attend numerous celebratory programs, events, and exhibitions, along with its daily educational and outreach efforts, throughout the upcoming year.
For the past twenty-five years, The FHM’s focus has been to tell the story of millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust through the personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs, and artifacts of individual narratives. The FHM is home to one of the few remaining railroad boxcars used by the Nazis to transport Jews and other prisoners to places like Auschwitz and Treblinka. Boxcar #113 069-5 now rests on original tracks from the Treblinka Killing Center as a silent tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust and is featured as part of the History, Heritage and Hope permanent exhibition. The FHM is also one of only three Holocaust museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and was recently chosen by USA TODAY as the #1 museum to visit in St. Petersburg-Clearwater.
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 individual stories is more important than ever.
To Life: 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.
To learn more about The FHM’s upcoming 25th Anniversary events and exhibitions, visit the Museum online at www.TheFHM.org/25th.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.