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- $8 for one full-day admission (up to a $16 value)
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Hallways filled with personal artifacts, videos, and photos culminate at a permanent exhibit displaying the original railroad boxcars that traveled to Auschwitz and Treblinka. Through September 29, the museum will feature its' original, award-winning exhibition, Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers--the true story behind the film Defiance.
Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum, located in the heart of St. Petersburg's museum and art district, was founded in 1992 with the help of prominent Holocaust scholars such as Schindler's List author Thomas Keneally. The museum's three floors feature permanent exhibitions, a library, and smaller rotating exhibits. Housed on the museum's first floor is the core exhibition, History, Heritage and Hope, which documents the Holocaust through recollections of survivors and original artifacts, including Boxcar #113 069-5––one of the few remaining Nazi railroad boxcars. The third floor is home to the museum's other permanent exhibition, Kaddish in Wood: Woodcarvings by Dr. Herbert Savel, showcasing his woodcarvings of French children who perished during the Holocaust.
A leading force for change in the community and beyond, part of the museum's mission is to spread its message of tolerance by continuously collecting and displaying contemporary artistic responses to the Holocaust and other genocides. Their hope is to educate and inspire visitors to learn from the past in order to be the upstanders of today. The museum makes _Kadish in Wood_––as well as 18 other traveling exhibitions––available to museums, historical societies, and community centers nationwide. From scholars reading their latest work to survivors discussing their experiences, the museum's events also shed light on the past in an effort to prevent future genocide.
“Go when you have plenty of time to really enjoy all that this museum has to offer. wonderful...and very informative.”
“Great museum for learning about an important part of world history. This is a time that shouldn't be forgotten and the museum does an excellent job preserving that...”
“Great museum for learning about an important part of world history. This is a time that shouldn't be forgotten and the museum does an excellent job preserving that for future generations. ”
“Great place, very interesting information and very eye opening. Highly recommended”
55 5th St S
St Petersburg, Florida 33701