|Visit the Museum’s permanent exhibition “History, Heritage and Hope” Virtually
|April 2, 2020 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to announce that a virtual tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition History,Heritage and Hope is now accessible online at TheFHM.org/learn/virtual-tour.
The FHM’s core exhibition, History, Heritage and Hope spans the first floor of the Museum. Featuring original artifacts, videos, and photos, it presents the history of the Holocaust beginning with the history of antisemitism and life before World War II, followed by the rise of Hitler and the Nazis and anti-Jewish legislation. Timelines and primary sources shed light on the fate of Jewish victims forced into ghettos, as well as those murdered in mass shootings by the Nazis and their collaborators. There are panels dedicated to other victim groups, resistance, and rescue efforts as well.
The exhibition culminates with sections about concentration camps and killing centers and a boxcar of the type that was used during the Holocaust. The final area presented is Lessons for Today where visitors learn about other genocides and acts of hatred occurring today.
This virtual exhibition is a collaboration between The Florida Holocaust Museum and the University of South Florida’s Tampa Library and Department of History. The goal of the project is to bring the historical and educational resources and the visual experience of the Museum’s permanent exhibition to a wider audience and to preserve the content of the exhibition.
In addition to this new online resource, The FHM recently announced the launch of its new interactive weekly educational series. This series will run on The FHM’s official Facebook page facebook.com/TheFHM at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This is an interactive series and The FHM is encouraging the community to engage with the Museum online and send in questions.
Additionally, please stay engaged with The FHM online through the Museum’s online curriculum, collections, Holocaust Survivor testimonies, and on its social media pages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
The Florida Holocaust Museum looks forward to announcing the reopening of the Museum and rescheduling its programming. Please continue to visit TheFHM.org/update-on-coronavirus for Museum updates.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or 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