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September 2017

Visit The FHM for FREE on Saturday, September 23rd

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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    The Florida Holocaust Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23rd as part of St. Petersburg's Arts Alive! Free Museum Day and Smithsonian magazine's thirteenth annual Museum Day Live! The FHM will be open on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with last admission at 4:00 p.m.   All of the Museum's exhibitions will be open for viewing, including the permanent exhibition History, Heritage, and Hope, and its newest exhibition, The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray…

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October 2017

Story Days in Tampa Bay

October 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Your Real Stories presents The 4th Annual Story Days in Tampa Bay! Visit The Florida Holocaust Museum, view the exhibition The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles, reflect on the artist's works displayed throughout, and then respond with your own creative piece. Stories, poems, and/or any form of written expression are accepted! Once you have submitted your piece, you may take a photo of your written work and post it to our social channels using the hashtag…

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Free

Exhibition Opening Reception & Performance with Keep St Pete Lit

October 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Opening Reception & Performance for The FHM’s new exhibition The Holocaust and the Book of Fire. The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to present the exhibition The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles. The exhibition opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 14th at 5:30 p.m. and in conjunction with Keep St Pete Lit and the Second Saturday ArtWalk, nine writers will perform their short stories, poems, and imaginings inspired by this exhibition. The paintings, drawings, prints, and…

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November 2017
Free

Kristallnacht Commemoration

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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The commemoration ceremony will include prayers and candle-lighting. After the ceremony, the Museum will present Music of Resistance and Survival, a Kristallnacht remembrance concert that combines music and educational presentations to engage audiences in meaningful Holocaust remembrance. The Music of Resistance and Survival project was created by Dr. Laurence Sherr, a composer of Holocaust remembrance music, a scholar specializing in music of the Holocaust, and the son of a survivor. The concert will feature Holocaust songs of resistance and survival…

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Free

“A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate” GHRAM Lecture by Frank Meeink

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eckerd College, Fox Hall,
4200 54th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 United States
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The Florida Holocaust Museum presents a Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) lecture by Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead. Frank Meeink will share his personal story at Eckerd College (Fox Hall) on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Frank Meeink was a skinhead at age 13. By age 17, he had his own cable-access TV show, "The Reich" and he was roaming the country as a skinhead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately.…

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Artist Talk: Murray Zimiles on “The Holocaust and the Book of Fire”

November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to present a talk with Murray Zimiles, the artist behind the exhibition "The Holocaust and the Book of Fire." The paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books by Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation. In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with the perceived absence of God and the absence of civilization during the Holocaust.   Zimiles is the stepson of a Holocaust Survivor…

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December 2017
$75

Live Skype Interview w/ Benjamin Ferencz: Last Living Nuremberg Trial Prosecutor

December 3, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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December 3rd @ 12:30pm The Florida Holocaust Museum Presented by: The FHM’s Lawyers of Conscience The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Lawyers of Conscience cordially invites the community to attend a special interview with the last living Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz!  Mr. Ferencz is 97 years old and will be interviewed in his home by our Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman.  This interview will be broadcast live on a large screen via Skype at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The landmark Nuremberg Trials began November 20,…

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