|Remembering the victims as individual people with life histories|
April 05, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) invites the community to visit the Museum free of charge all day on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
This year’s observance will include free admission from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Visit www.TheFHM.org to reserve your tickets.
The Museum will offer virtual survivor testimonies via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheFHM at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. At 12:00 p.m. grandchild of survivors, Michael Igel will share his grandparents’ story of surviving the Holocaust in hiding and at 2:00 pm Dana Justus will share the story of her grandmother Lisl Schick’s kindertransport survival.
The day will culminate with a commemoration service at 5:30 pm followed by Holocaust survivor Sylvia Richman. Richman survived the Holocaust because she was hidden in a Polish Catholic orphanage and was miraculously reunited with her parents after liberation.
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.
Annual Names Reading Commemoration. From 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., members of our communities will read aloud the names of Holocaust victims at 5-minute intervals.
To register or for more information please visit www.TheFHM.org/events for more information.
More about The FHM’s Yom Hashoah Schedule
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Free admission to all visitors www.TheFHM.org/visit
12:00 pm: Virtual Testimony from Michael Igel, grandson of Holocaust Survivors www.facebook.com/TheFHM
2:00 pm: Virtual Testimony from Dana Justus, granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors www.facebook.com/TheFHM
5:30 pm: In-person commemoration service featuring a candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors and their children, and testimony from Survivor Sylvia Richmanwww.TheFHM.org/events
|Museum LocationThe Florida Holocaust Museum55 Fifth Street SouthSt. Petersburg, FL 33701Phone: (727) 820-0100www.TheFHM.org|
|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|