What: The Florida Holocaust Museum will livestream on Facebook all day on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in observance of Yom HaShoah. The livestream will include footage of community members reading Holocaust victims’ names aloud from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and footage of the memorial service featuring Holocaust Survivors speaking at 5:30 p.m. The livestream can be viewed online at www.facebook.com/TheFHM.
Who: This year’s commemoration will include free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the reading of Holocaust Victims’ names continuously throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a Holocaust Survivor talk at 12:00 p.m. with Halina Herman and at 2:00 p.m. with Gary Silvers. The day will culminate with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association, followed by a special Holocaust Survivor talk with sisters Marie Silverman and Jeannette Bornstein.
Why: 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.
Who Should Attend: All members of the community are invited to attend. If you would like to participate in the reading of Holocaust victims’ names aloud, please call the Museum at 727.820.0100 ext. 249 to schedule your time slot.
When: Thursday. April 12, 2018. Free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission is 1 hour before closing). Memorial service at 5:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.
Where: The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.