Please join The FHM for the annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Holocaust Survivors light candles during the 2014 Yom HaShoah Commemoration.
Holocaust Survivors light candles during the 2014 Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum

Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C., the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, will present “Entreaty and Supplication: Catholic Clergy and Jews in Hitler’s Germany.”

Under National Socialism, a select group out of the more than 26,000 Catholic priests in Germany interceded for their persecuted Jewish neighbors. This lecture examines these courageous individuals whose words and actions, while bold, at times, too, reveal the ingrained antisemitism present within the German Catholic Church of the 1930s and 40s.

The Pinellas County Board of Rabbis will lead prayers and the lighting of candles as part of the Commemoration.

The Commemoration is presented in partnership with the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and the Bay Area Cantorial Association, and is part of The FHM’s Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement.

The program is free and open to the public.

The Museum will be free and open to the public all day on April 16.

Yom HaShoah 231

2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps by Allied soldiers. At this time of remembrance, we ask you to look forward.

Today, we have seen a rise in threats of intolerance and hatred in the world. The work of The Florida Holocaust Museum is more vital than ever.

The stories of Survivors – those who have experienced the worst and lost so much – now instill faith and hope in a new generation. Every day, you can see the impact of the Museum’s mission reflected in the eyes of those who walk through the doors, learn from the exhibitions and listen to Holocaust Survivors tell their stories. We know that our efforts and programs are making a difference but we need your help.

Help us set the moral compass for a new generation.

Please take a moment to make a donation in commemoration of Yom HaShoah using the form below.

Help us connect the choices people made in the past to the choices people face today. Help us use the lessons of the Holocaust to create a better future for all. Thank you for your support.