About the Florida Holocaust Museum

 

 

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust.  The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. 

 

The Museum is home to the permanent exhibition:  History, Heritage and Hope, which uses original artifacts, historical photographs and documents to tell the story of the Holocaust with a special emphasis on the personal stories of local survivors.  It also houses the permanent exhibition, Kaddish in Wood:  Woodcarvings by Dr. Herbert Savel.  These carvings are of French children who were victims of the Holocaust.

 

The Florida Holocaust Museum has two temporary exhibition galleries located on the second floor.  The Janet Kohn and Larry Wasser galleries offer changing exhibitions which are often focused on one particular facet of the Holocaust, or may include contemporary art about the Holocaust or other genocides.

 

On the third floor of the Museum, small temporary exhibitions are displayed in Kane's Furniture Hall. Also located on the third floor is the Ray and Nancy Murray Tolerance Education Center which is home to the largest Holocaust and genocide lending libraries in the southeast.  Many of the Museum's public programs, exhibition openings and commemorative events take place in Kane's Furniture Hall. 

 

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