To Life Annual Benefit
February 4, 2023, at 6:00 pm
The Vinoy® Resort
We are extremely grateful for those who have committed to sponsoring The Florida Holocaust Museum and To Life: Reflections of Courage gala. Because of their generosity, we have reached capacity in the Vinoy ballroom. We have started a waitlist for those who want to attend and will notify you as space becomes available.
As one of Tampa Bay’s premier events, over 650 prominent community residents and business leaders come together to support the Museum’s mission. Education is at the heart of our work. To Life has always been The Florida Holocaust Museum’s largest source of unrestricted operating funds. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to connect and rally around important issues.
This event will launch our yearlong recognition of the 80th anniversary of the rescue of 7200 Jewish men, women and children by the Danish people.
To Life: Reflections of Courage celebrates the Danish rescue of 1943. During World War II, Denmark was the only occupied country to resist the deportation of their Jewish citizens. In the fall of 1943, Nazi forces planned the deportation of Jews and a German diplomat leaked the news to Danish authorities. The Jewish community was warned that the coming arrests would take place
on October 1st and 2nd and, with the help of their non-Jewish neighbors, the Jewish community went into hiding. Immediately following, the Resistance organized the rescue in which Danish fishermen would secretly smuggle the country’s Jews to neutral Sweden. Of the country’s 7,800 Jews, 7,200 were ferried to safety.
A Very Special Thank You To Our Sponsors
Thank you so much for your support.