Florida Holocaust Museum

Downtown St. Petersburg

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To promote its message of tolerance, the museum bears witness to the Holocaust with original artifacts and stories from survivors

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  • $8 for one full-day admission (up to $16 value)
  • $15 for two full-day admissions (up to $32 value)

Hallways filled with personal artifacts, videos, and photos culminate at a permanent exhibit displaying the original railroad boxcars that traveled to Auschwitz and Treblinka.

The 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 Kaddish 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.

Customer Reviews

Plan on spending a great deal of time. Read everything!
Rachel F. · September 30, 2014
bring tissues and plenty of time
Cindy C. · September 29, 2014
It was very informative and interesting. Enjoyed it very much. I especially enjoed the exhibition for The Jehovah's Witnesses it was interesting that they had to decide to sign a sheet and renounce their religion or not to sign it and get executed.
Lina A. · September 17, 2014
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    Downtown St. Petersburg

    55 5th St S

    St Petersburg, FL 33701

    +17278200100

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