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CONTACT: Kristen Wright (727) 820-0100 kwright@thefhm.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Florida Holocaust Museum to Honor the Memory of Holocaust Victims on April 12 in Commemoration of Yom HaShoah Free Museum admission and the reading of Holocaust victims' names aloud April 11, 2018 [St. Petersburg, FL] - The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will livestream on Facebook all day on Thursday, April 12th in observance of Yom HaShoah. The livestream will include footage of community members reading Holocaust victims' names aloud from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and footage of the memorial service featuring Holocaust Survivors speaking at 5:30 p.m. The livestream can be viewed online at The FHM's official Facebook page. Additionally, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th, The FHM will honor the memory of a different Holocaust victim each hour, on the hour, for 25 hours. The posts made in remembrance can be viewed online at The FHM's Facebook and Twitter pages and will share personal details and photographs from 25 victims of the Holocaust. This year's commemoration at The FHM on April 12th will include free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the reading of Holocaust Victims' names continuously throughout the day. There will be a Holocaust Survivor talk at 12:00 p.m. with Halina Herman and at 2:00 p.m. with Gary Silvers. The day will culminate with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association, followed by a special Holocaust Survivor talk with sisters Marie Silverman and Jeannette Bornstein. Known more commonly outside of Israel as Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah honors the memory of the more than six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The full name of the day is Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah or "Day of the Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism" as it also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Thank you to the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association for their support. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.


About The Florida Holocaust Museum

2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org. Photos

The FHM honors the memory of Firochka and Manya Ablin. Firochka Ablin from Ingulets, Ukraine. Born in 1937. Died with her mother and siblings in a mass shooting of Jews on June 11, 1942 in Ingulets. She was 5 years old. Manya Ablin from Ingulets, Ukraine. Died with her children in a mass shooting of Jews on June 11, 1942 in Ingulets. She was 28 years old. Photo credit: Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum

The FHM honors the memory of David Wajnberg. David Wajnberg was born in Poland. He was married and had 5 children. Prior to WWII he lived in Warsaw, Poland. He died in the Shoah. Photo credit: Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum


The FHM honors the memory of Caroline and Menachem Stern. Caroline Stern was born in Svaliava, Czechoslovakia. She was a housewife and was married to Menachem. They had 9 children. Prior to WWII she lived in Hungary. During the war she was in Hungary. She was murdered in the Shoah. Menachem Stern was born in Svaliava, Czechoslovakia. He was a farmer and was married to Caroline. They had 9 children. Prior to WWII he lived in Hungary. During the war he was in Hungary. He was murdered in the Shoah. Photo credit: Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum

The FHM honors the memory of Sophia, Marianne, and Joseph Glasbeek. Sophia Glasbeek was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1924. She was a seamstress and was married to Joseph. She was deported to a transit camp at Westerbork in Holland where her baby daughter Marianne was born. Sophia and Marianne were then deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau on September 3, 1943 and murdered. Joseph Glasbeek was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1923. He was a cutter and was married to Sophia. Prior to WWII he lived in Amsterdam. On March 31, 1944 he was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and murdered. Photo credit: Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum


The FHM honors the memory of Isaac Molho. Isaac Molho was born to Eli and Ida nee Saltiel in Saloniki, Greece. During the war he was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in April or May of 1943 and murdered. He was 10 years old. Photo credit: Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

April 11, 2018 The FHM to Honor the Memory of Holocaust Victims in Commemoration of Yom HaShoah  
April 11, 2018 The FHM to Honor the Memory of Holocaust Victims in Commemoration of Yom HaShoah  
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