A message from our Executive Director: This week, The Florida Holocaust Museum temporarily closed to the general public to help prevent community spread of the COVID-19.
Although our building may be closed, The FHM’s work continues, particularly with school districts in Tampa Bay and around the state who are transitioning to virtual classrooms. I’ll be writing more in the coming weeks about our work with the students over the next few weeks because I know you will find it uplifting – we do.
This is a moment in history when we all need the lessons that Holocaust Survivors have shared with us: lessons of hope and resilience. During this time of fear and uncertainty, our commitment to never forget and to educate remains strong. History has shown that there is an uptick in prejudice and bigotry during destabilizing events. It is critical right now to teach about the consequences of unchecked hatred, and the inherent worth and dignity of people of all races and cultures.
Through our online resources, you will find ways to explore those important lessons of hope and resilience in a variety of ways. Our website includes online curriculum, collections, Holocaust Survivor testimonies, and more. Over the next weeks, we will be adding more interactivity to our resources and social media. Please stay engaged with us on our social media pages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
We encourage you to stay engaged with us virtually. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. If you an educator looking for ideas email us: education@TheFHM.org. We are here to help you during this difficult time.
Thank you for your support of The FHM’s important and relevant mission. You are making it possible for us to be a beacon of light during these dark times.
Elizabeth Gelman, Executive Director of The Florida Holocaust Museum