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No, Protesters, Israel is Not Committing Genocide

May 10, 2024
Genocide. That word makes me think about how my family suffered as targets of the Nazis’ antisemitic extermination campaign. For more than 30 years,The Florida Holocaust Museum has been teaching people what genocide is, what causes it, and how to prevent it. We now find ourselves in the unexpected position of teaching what genocide is not. Genocide has become a central allegation for anti-Israel...

Taking a Stand Against Campus Antisemitism

Apr 30, 2024
As protestors on college campuses scream “October 7th will be every day for you” and “Go back to Poland'' at Jewish students, it’s time to act decisively to keep Jews safe. The Florida Holocaust Museum was heartened to see the University of Florida firmly enforce its own codes of conduct, and applauds the University of South Florida for sending a strong message that it will follow suit. We...

Ceasefire Resolution Aftermath

Feb 19, 2024
After a marathon meeting yesterday afternoon, the problematic resolution offered by Councilmember Floyd was not considered by St. Pete City Council. Instead, the Council passed a resolution proposed by Council Chair Figgs-Sanders. Unlike the original, the new resolution truly was a neutral call for peace and diplomacy – and did not call for a ceasefire. This is a result to be proud of. We worked...

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The FHM to become permanent home of the Elie Wiesel Collection

Feb 03, 2024
Florida Holocaust Museum to Permanently House Elie Wiesel’s Personal Collection [St. Petersburg, FL – 3 February 2024] The Florida Holocaust Museum and the Elie Wiesel Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Museum has been chosen as the permanent home of Elie Wiesel’s entire collection, including his Nobel prize, the entire contents of his personal office and library, unfinished manuscripts,...

Sen. Rick Scott is donating a portion of his salary to The FHM

Dec 29, 2023
Dec. 29, 2023— Dear friends and colleagues, It’s been a difficult few months for so many. On the other hand, dark days can often remind us how bright the light can shine. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott have chosen to donate a portion of his quarterly salary to The Florida Holocaust Museum in memory of Ambassador Mel Sembler, who passed...

Florida Holocaust Museum Commemorates Rescue of Danish Jews

Sep 21, 2023
[St. Petersburg, FL – 20 September 2023] In late 1943, nearly the entire Jewish population of Nazi-occupied Denmark was evacuated on fishing boats to neutral Sweden, saving more than 7,000 lives. On Sunday, October 1, The Florida Holocaust Museum will commemorate that rescue alongside one of the boats, Thor, used in the operation. The public event will begin at 2:00pm with a performance by The...

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