Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg

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The Florida Holocaust Museum is a Holocaust museum located at 55 Fifth Street South in St. Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 1992, it moved to its current location in 1998. Formerly known as the Holocaust Center, the museum officially changed to its current name in 1999. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the United States. It was founded by Walter and Edith Lobenberg both of whom were German Jews who escaped persecution in Nazi Germany by immigrating to the United States. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel served as Honorary Chairman and cut the ribbon at the 1998 opening ceremony. The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of three Holocaust Museums that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum works with the local community and survivors of the Holocaust to spread awareness and to educate the public on the history of the Holocaust.

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  • One enters this sacred place to gain an experience into the Holocaust that leaves you speechless. You must take your time reading each bit of information as well as looking deeply into the faces and.....  more »
  • This is a fantastic place to learn and remember the victims of the Holocaust. Very well organized exhibits. An actual death camp boxcar used to transport prisoners to their deaths was chilling...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised with my visit here. I've been to Holocaust museums near Normandy Beach, memorial museums in Paris, and Dachau outside of Munich, and I didn't expect this one to be comparable. It's well set up, very informative and portrays the horror of this time period in a compassionate yet clear manner. I find it incomprehensible that there are those who insist this atrocity never took place.
  • There are numbers on each display, if you type in for example (110) and hold the stick to your ear it explains quite a bit. There's also upstairs to tour as well. Gives you a sense of what they went through and why. Stories of sadness, strength and courage to keep pushing forward when the world labeled them, wanting and trying to harm them... Definitely! Definitely! Worth the time to go! Don't forget there's an upstairs, parking is free and on the side of the museum.

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