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Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum Responds to Jan. 6 Capitol Rioter Comparing her Treatment to Holocaust Victims

Jan 07, 2022
After a participant from the Capitol riot one year ago today compared her treatment to that of the Jews in Germany, Chair of the Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education and Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum Michael Igel released a statement on the realities of the Holocaust, stressing that false equivalencies trivialize those events.   ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –...

Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum Responds to D.C. School Holocaust Simulation

Dec 21, 2021
In response to news of a third-grade teacher who directed students to reenact incidents of the Holocaust, Chair of the Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education and Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum Michael Igel emphasizes the need for comprehensive Holocaust education for students and teachers alike. A recent story involving a third-grade teacher who made their students...

Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum Calls Out Educators Who Delegitimize the Holocaust

Oct 22, 2021
In light of events in Florida and Texas, where educators denied or delegitimized the Holocaust, the Chairman of the Board of The Florida Holocaust Museum denounces preposterous claims that there are two sides to the Holocaust and highlights the vital importance of education to combat this kind of dangerous rhetoric. Michael Igel, Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum and Chair of the Florida...

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

Jan 14, 2022
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 established and...

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

Jan 14, 2022
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...

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

Jan 06, 2022
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 recent series “Ner...

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