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 and their collaborators. As we witness a rise in global antisemitism and intolerance, it is more important than ever to listen to or read the stories of Holocaust survivors, reflect on their experiences, and retell their stories,” said Erin Blankenship, The FHM’s Interim Executive Director.
The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges all citizens to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Helen Kahan will recount her experience during the Holocaust live on The FHM’s Facebook page:
Mrs. Kahan will be featured in the interactive Dimensions in TestimonySM exhibition later this year.
Learn more at
Museum Location
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 820-0100
About Mrs. Kahan
Helen Kahan was born as Hani Sabo in 1923 in Rozavlea, Romania. She was the oldest of seven children and lived a happy childhood. As a young adult, she moved with her brother to Budapest to work as a seamstress. When Nazis occupied Hungary in 1944, Helen returned to her family in Rozavlea, where they were soon forced into the ghetto before being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was transferred to Bergen-Belsen, then Lippstadt. As the end of the war approached, Helen was sent on a death march from which she escaped before being liberated by the Soviet army in Oschatz, Germany in May 1945. She was very sick after the war and spent a year in various hospitals and nursing homes before making her way back to Rozavlea in the hopes of finding family members. She married Kolman Kahan and they had two children. In 1967, Helen fulfilled a lifelong dream when she and her family immigrated to the United States. She now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her Dimensions in Testimony interview was filmed in 2021.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
One of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit