|Featuring Holocaust survivors and childhood friends Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana María Wahrenberg Wednesday, February 23 at 5:30 pm |
The FHM is honored to share the story of two survivors and friends, Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana María Wahrenberg, who were miraculously reunited after 80 years.The last time Grebenschikoff saw Wahrenberg was in the spring of 1939, when they were 9 years old. They shared a tearful hug in a Berlin schoolyard before their families were forced to flee the country and the Nazis on the cusp of World War II. In 2020, Betty was reunited with her childhood friend Ana Maria through their individual testimonies, which had been filmed decades before.Seating is limited, please RSVP today by visitingTheFHM.org/events
The virtual presentation will be hosted on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/TheFHMThe FHM In The NewsFrom The Jewish Press of Pinellas County: New museum display highlights local survivor stories
In what is the first of what will be a continuing series of exhibits, the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) in St. Petersburg is now offering a display about local Holocaust survivor Lisl Schick in the Kane’s Furniture Hall on the third floor of the museum.“This is something new,” explained FHM interim director Erin Blankenship. “In the past, the third floor of the museum has long been devoted to educational displays and sometimes has displayed artwork of children visiting the museum, or of survivors.” Now, added to that will be displays telling stories of local survivors, beginning with Schick, who lives in Largo.Read Article
The FHM Reciprocal ProgramDid you know The Florida Holocaust Museum partners with local attractions to bring culture to St. Petersburg?
This month The FHM members will receive a free ticket to The James Museum as part of our reciprocal program.
*We recommend that you contact the institution before visiting to confirm any limitations or safety measures. Please bring your photo ID and The FHM membership card to receive reciprocal benefits.Become a Member
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTSMy Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Conversation with Jennifer Teege In partnership with Boxser Diversity Initiative, Sarasota, March 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Florida Holocaust Museum in partnership with Boxser Diversity Initiative will host two interactive discussions featuring International Best Selling Author, Jennifer Teege on Tuesday, March 22, at The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg with a virtual live stream option, and Wednesday, March 23 at Temple Beth Sholom in Sarasota, Florida.
Both programs will be held at 6:30 PM in person with limited seating, following COVID protocols with social distancing. Masks are required. The FHM will also provide an optional live stream, virtual program via Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheFHM
These discussions are free and open to the public. For more information please visit The Florida Holocaust Museum’s website: www.thefhm.org/events or The Boxser Diversity Initiative Website www.boxserdiversityinitiative.org. For more information about the Sarasota program, please contact Meg Gilbert, Head of Administrative and Outreach Support, The Boxser Diversity Initiative at (646) 386-6579.RSVP to TheFHM’s In-Person EventRSVP to Temple Beth Sholom’s Event
Yom HaShoah Free Admission Day and in-person readings at The FHMThe FHM will be honoring Yom HaShoah by offering free admission to the museum, in-person readings, and an evening commemoration program. The Reading of Names will be streamed on our Facebook page the entire day on April 28th. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, individuals from our surrounding communities will read the names of Holocaust victims.*More information coming soon*Additional funding provided by:
This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).
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