Holocaust Survivor talks and the reading of Holocaust victims’ names throughout the day
April 11, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) invites the community to visit the Museum free of charge all day on Monday, April 24, 2017 in observance of Yom HaShoah.
This year’s commemoration will include free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the reading of Holocaust victims’ names aloud by members of the community throughout the day. There will be a Holocaust Survivor talk at 12:00 p.m. with John Rinde and at 2:00 p.m. with Jerry Rawicki. The day will culminate with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. followed by a special program featuring Holocaust Survivor Mary Wygodski and her daughter Charlene Wygodski.
If you would like to participate in the reading of Holocaust victims’ names, please call the Museum at 727-820-0100 ext. 249 to schedule your time slot. Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg Dr. Kanika Tomalin and St. Petersburg Council Vice Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman have signed up to read Holocaust victims’ names, along with representatives from local organizations such as Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, St Petersburg Area Chamber Of Commerce, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Suncoast Chapter, YWCA of Tampa Bay, and Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services.
Known more commonly outside of Israel as Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah honors the memory of the more than six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The full name of the day is Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah or “Day of the Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism” as it also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
This program is one of many free programs to be offered by The FHM this year in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. For additional information about this program and to learn more about The FHM’s upcoming 25th Anniversary events and exhibitions, visit the Museum online at www.TheFHM.org/25th.
Thank you to the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association for their support.
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.