News from The FHM

One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, The Florida Holocaust Museum is the result of St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Walter P. Loebenberg’s remarkable journey and vision. Loebenberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and served in the United States Army during World War II. Together with a group of local businesspeople and community leaders, the concept of a living memorial to those who suffered and perished was conceived. Among the participating individuals were Survivors of the Holocaust and individuals who lost relatives, as well as those who had no personal investment, other than wanting to ensure that such atrocities could never again happen to any group of people.

Nazi Symbols Outside Tampa Convention Center Today Condemned by The Florida Holocaust Museum

July 23, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum chairman Mike Igel issued the following statement in response to Nazi symbols outside the Tampa Convention Center earlier today: “Openly and proudly displaying genocidal symbols is a direct threat to the Jewish community. Carrying the Nazi flag, or that of the SS, the organization responsible 

The Florida Holocaust Museum and Community Mourns the Loss of Holocaust Survivor Alice “Lisl” Schick

June 29, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — With a heavy heart we say goodbye to a community legend, but Alice (Lisl) Schick’s family and friends tell us she would want her life to be celebrated as a life greatly lived. Lovingly adored by her family, friends, and the entire Tampa Bay community, Lisl passed away surrounded by 

The FHM’s Response to Antisemitism in Tampa Bay

June 20, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] –The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) responds to the rise in antisemitism in Tampa Bay.  Hundreds of south Tampa residents discovered the flyers on their driveways and front yards.  The flyers’ authors say COVID-19 is a Jewish “agenda,” and they list Jewish members of the Biden administration and pharmaceutical 

2022 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award

The Florida Holocaust Museum Recognizes the Humanitarian Actions of Students that Make the World a Better Place The FHM Honors Exceptional Teens with Anne Frank Humanitarian Award May 05, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — After two years of virtual award ceremonies, Anne Frank Humanitarian Award winners will return to the museum for an in-person commemoration that will span 

17 Museums Across the World Release Joint Statement Condemning Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

April 11, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — In response to the reports of mass graves and acts of brutality against Ukrainian citizens by Russian armed forces, 17 Holocaust Museums from 4 countries have raised their voices together to speak out. In a joint statement, the organizations condemn these acts as war crimes and support the International Criminal 

FREE Museum admission to The Florida Holocaust Museum on April 28th in commemoration of Yom HaShoah

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 

The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces The Loebenberg Humanitarian Award Honoree: Jason Schwartz

January 10, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum announces The Loebenberg Humanitarian Award honoree, Jason Schwartz for his work on “Fragments: Portraits of Survivors” exhibit and capturing the expressions of memories of Holocaust Survivors. The award will be presented during their 2022 To Life Virtual Gala.  In 2003, the Loebenberg Humanitarian Award was 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Free Admission and a virtual “Lunch and Learn” Featuring Holocaust Survivor Hani (Helen) Kahan

January 10, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day by providing free admission to Museum visitors and a virtual “Lunch and Learn” discussion featuring Holocaust Survivor Hani (Helen) Kahan. “On International Holocaust Remembrance Day we remember and honor the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis 

The Florida Holocaust Museum Debuts New Collection of Surrealistic Art by Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak

January 06, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum will open its newest exhibit “Ever Present: Candles and Chance in the Art of Samuel Bak” on January 22 and will host a live, virtual artist conversation featuring Pucker Gallery Director Bernie Pucker, and artist Samuel Bak Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 PM.  The exhibition focuses on two 

**Important Update** The Pardoll Family Lecture Series: “Why Have We Failed to Prevent Genocide?” Now 100% Virtual.

January 5, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum announced today that the Pardoll Family Lecture Series scheduled for January 13, 2022, is now 100% virtual. The event was previously scheduled as a hybrid program. The program will be offered virtually via The FHM’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheFHM with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Founding President of Genocide Watch, 

Kristallnacht Commemoration Featuring Rachael Cerrotti

Kristallnacht Commemoration Featuring Rachael Cerrotti: Candle-lighting Reception and Remembering the Night of Broken Glass The Florida Holocaust Museum will host their annual Kristallnacht Commemoration featuring Rachael Cerrotti both on-location and virtually on The FHM’s Facebook Page Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 6:30 pm. The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration features a commemorative service and 

Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series to Address Current Antisemitism Issues

Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series to Address Current Antisemitism Issues Featuring Tablet Magazine’s Senior Writer, Yair Rosenberg October 19, 2021 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum will host the third event in the Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series virtually on The FHM’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 6:30 

The Florida Holocaust Museum Prepares for Cutting-Edge, Interactive Exhibit to Preserve Dialogue Between Holocaust Survivors and the Community

New, revolutionary technology, made possible in partnership with Bank of America, helps connect four local Holocaust Survivors with museum visitors St. Petersburg, FL — The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) announced today that a cutting-edge new interactive exhibit, Dimensions in TestimonySM (DiT) from USC Shoah Foundation, will become part of The FHM permanent collection and on 

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg Issues Statement Regarding the George Floyd Exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Orlando

 The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg Issues Statement Regarding the George Floyd Exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Orlando The Florida Holocaust Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman and Chairman of the Board Michael Igel today issued the following statement: “The Florida Holocaust Museum, located in St. Petersburg, is a 

The Florida Holocaust Museum Criticizes Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for Antisemitism

We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Weekly Virtual Program Schedule

Statement from The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Statement on the Never Again Education Act

An Open Letter from The Florida Holocaust Museum

The FHM’s Virtual Program Victory Day: Featuring Stanlee Stahl and Pastor Chris Edmonds

Statement on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Call for Community Participation for The FHM’s Virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

The Florida Holocaust Museum Launches Virtual Tour

The Florida Holocaust Museum Launches Interactive Educational Series

A message from the Executive Director

A message from our Executive Director: This week, The Florida Holocaust Museum temporarily closed to the general public to help prevent community spread of the COVID-19.   Although our building may be closed, The FHM’s work continues, particularly with school districts in Tampa Bay and around the state who are transitioning to virtual classrooms. I’ll 

The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces Temporary Closure

Statement on New Holocaust Education Legislation

The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces New Board Members

Author Barbara Bergren To Discuss Her New Book Witness For My Father

Beaches, Benches, and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay Exhibition Extended in Response to Visitor Demand!

The Florida Holocaust Museum Hosts Sold Out Benefit in St. Petersburg!

Photographer Judy Glickman Lauder To Discuss Her New Book Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception

Beyond the Green Bench: A Community Conversation for a New Generation at The Historic Manhattan Casino

The Stories of Youth Activists Making Positive Change in the World

Statement on the Use of Antisemitic Slurs

Award-Winning Novelist Julie Orringer To Discuss Her New Book “The Flight Portfolio”

The Power of Youth: Activism in Action at The Palladium Theater

Where are You? Looking for Loved Ones After the War, featuring Debórah Dwork at The FHM

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank Exhibition Opening at The FHM

Book Launch “Where Have All the Mangoes Gone” at The FHM

Op-Ed Submission from The FHM Addressing Holocaust Denial

The FHM Announces “Honoring the Past, Ensuring the Future” Campaign for Giving Tuesday on December 3rd

Community Program at The Florida Holocaust Museum “Eugenics in America: A History of Injustice”

Free Community Program at The Florida Holocaust Museum “American Racism and the Holocaust”

The FHM’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration, featuring Julie Kohner & Free Museum Admission

American Racism and the Holocaust, featuring Lawrence N. Powell at The Florida Holocaust Museum

Due to the recent rise in Antisemitism, Ira Forman returns to The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s is saddened by the recent passing of Marietta Sobel Drucker

Charles E. Pachner, son of the late William Pachner, to speak at The FHM

The FHM to Honor Leon Jackson, member of the Courageous Twelve

The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces New Board Members

The FHM Launches 5th Annual “Trunks of Hope” Campaign to Provide Educational Materials to Teachers Free of Charge!

The FHM to Highlight The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay

The FHM Exhibition Opening of Loss and Affirmation: Illustrations and Drawings by William Pachner

The FHM Unveils Rare Handwritten Letter by Albert Einstein

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution Closes on June 30th

The FHM’s 3rd Annual “Rays Up Night” with the Tampa Bay Rays!

STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST ANALOGIES

STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST EQUIVALENCIES

Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll Concert – Benefiting The FHM

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 741

The FHM Recognizes the Humanitarian Actions of Students that Make the World a Better Place

Celebrate the Life of The FHM’s Founder Walter P. Loebenberg

Statement on the California Synagogue Shooting

Visit The FHM on May 2nd to Receive a Special Daffodil Sticker, Designed by Izabela Gabrielson

Celebrate the Life of Walter P. Loebenberg at The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum to Host Talk about the Genocide in Cambodia

FREE Museum admission to The FHM on May 2nd in commemoration of Yom HaShoah

Tovah Feldshuh to join Ed Asner in the live readings of The Soap Myth in Tampa and Sarasota!

Ed Asner to bring The Soap Myth to Tampa and Sarasota!

Road to Valor, Book Talk with Author Aili McConnon

The Florida Holocaust Museum Hosts Sold Out Benefit in St. Petersburg!

Stories of Survival: The Florida Holocaust Museum Remembers Opens March 8th

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Founder Walter P. Loebenberg Passes Away at Age 94

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution Extended at The Florida Holocaust Museum!

Bill Graham Announced as a Loebenberg Humanitarian Award Recipient for The FHM’s Annual “To Life” Benefit!

Faith, Courage, and the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Susannah Heschel

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen and Bill Graham Announced as Loebenberg Humanitarian Award Recipients for The FHM’s Annual “To Life” Benefit!

The FHM Announces 2018 “Seven Dollar Difference” Campaign for Giving Tuesday

The Sam and Inge Lewkowitz Collection Opens Saturday at The Florida Holocaust Museum

A Letter from The FHM’s Board Chair and Executive Director

The FHM Releases the Eighteenth Story in its “25 Survivors, 25 Stories… Celebrating 25 Years!” Oral History Series

The FHM Offering Half Priced Admission with Hurricane Michael Donation

The FHM’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration and Free Admission

The FHM Presents: The Rolling Stones Years – featuring Baron Wolman

The FHM Presents: A Tribute to the Last Waltz – with Have Gun, Will Travel

The FHM Reserves Stageworks Theatre for a Special Presentation of “Judgment at Nuremberg”

USC Shoah Foundation and Leading Holocaust Museums to Premiere and Exhibit Award-Winning Virtual Reality Film ‘The Last Goodbye’

Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll at The Florida Holocaust Museum

The FHM Releases the Seventeenth Story in its ’25 Survivors, 25 Stories… Celebrating 25 Years!’ Oral History Series

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution Opening Weekend Events at The Florida Holocaust Museum

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution Opens August 18th at The Florida Holocaust Museum

The FHM Releases the Sixteenth Story in its “25 Survivors, 25 Stories… Celebrating 25 Years!” Oral History Series

The FHM Launches 4th Annual “Trunks of Hope” Campaign to Provide Educational Materials to Teachers Free of Charge!

The FHM’s Second Annual “Rays Up Night” with the Tampa Bay Rays!

The FHM to Release Stories from Holocaust Survivors in Naples, Florida

The FHM Releases the Fifteenth Story in its ’25 Survivors, 25 Stories… Celebrating 25 Years!’ Oral History Series

The FHM’s “Speak Up, Speak Now!” Program Comes to the Tampa Bay History Center this Summer

The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces Partnership with the Pinellas and Hillsborough Public Library Cooperatives