One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, The Florida Holocaust Museum is the result of St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Walter P. Loebenberg’s remarkable journey and vision. Loebenberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and served in the United States Army during World War II. Together with a group of local businesspeople and community leaders, the concept of a living memorial to those who suffered and perished was conceived. Among the participating individuals were Survivors of the Holocaust and individuals who lost relatives, as well as those who had no personal investment, other than wanting to ensure that such atrocities could never again happen to any group of people.
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 […]