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FHM receives nearly $1,000,000 in state funding.

On behalf of the Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum Founder Walter Loebenberg, Board of Directors Chairman and Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott's signing of the 2013-2014 State Budget:

 

"We are grateful to Governor Scott for his approval of nearly $1,000,000 in state funding for the Florida Holocaust Museum.  The funds he approved will ensure that Florida's children continue to be taught about the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future atrocities, violence and genocide.

 

We would also like to thank members of the Florida Legislature for appropriating funds, namely Speaker Will Weatherford, Representative Ed Hooper, Representative Larry Ahern, Representative Erik Fresen, Senator Jack Latvala, Senator Bill Galvano, Senator Jeff Brandes, and Senator Maria Sachs.  We are also appreciative of the support from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.

 

This represents the 12th consecutive and most successful year of state funding for the Museum.  These crucial resources will enable the Museum to:  1) expand and share its programming, curricula and resources with schools across Florida to implement statutorily required instruction about the Holocaust; and 2) among other purposes, digitally preserve the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and liberators.  The Florida Holocaust Museum has undertaken this preservation project to both honor the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust, and to ensure that similar atrocities never occur.

 

By making its educational resources and Survivor and liberator stories available to Florida's citizens, the Florida Holocaust Museum and State of Florida continue to lead the nation in providing Holocaust and Human Rights education in the hopes of creating a better future for all."

 

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Gelman at 727.820.0100. 

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