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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

The FHM will be commemorating Yom HaShoah by offering in-person readings, free admission to the museum, and an evening Holocaust Survivor Testimony and service. Individuals will read aloud, in-person the names of Holocaust victims in 5-minute intervals.

Through our educational programs based on original artifacts, archival documents, and artwork, The Florida Holocaust Museum works daily to translate the staggering statistics of genocide into individual stories.


The Reading of Names Commemoration is another effort to remember the victims as individual people with life histories.

Reading the names of the Jewish men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet deeply personal way of remembering these individuals. Most victims of the Holocaust don’t have graves – reciting their names allows for them to be memorialized while reminding us of their human dignity. Hearing their names offers us a chance to reflect on their lives and the events of the Holocaust while renewing our commitment to ensuring that such atrocities do not occur again.

The reading of names will be streamed on our Facebook page the entire day on April 28th. From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, individuals from our surrounding communities will read the names of Holocaust victims.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Schedule (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
8:45 am: Introduction by Erin Blankenship, The FHM Interim Executive Director, and Rabbi Danielle Upbin, Congregation Beth Shalom
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Free admission
12:00 pm: Mourner’s Kaddish recitation by Rabbi Matthew Berger, Temple Ahavat Shalom, and Virtual Testimony from Michael Igel, The FHM Board Chair and grandson of Holocaust Survivors
2:00 pm: Virtual Mourner’s Kaddish recitation by Rabbi Joel Simon, Congregation Schaarai Zedek, and Virtual Testimony from Dana Justus, granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors
5:30 pm: In-person commemoration service lead by featuring a candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors and their children, and testimony from Survivor Sylvia Richman Images: Stanley Igel and his mother (grandfather and great grandmother of Michael Igel), Sylvia Richman and her mother, Lisl Schick (grandmother of Dana Justus)


April 28, 2022
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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