The FHM will be commemorating Yom HaShoah by offering in-person readings, free admission to the museum, and an evening Holocaust Survivor Testimony and service. Individuals will read aloud, in-person the names of Holocaust victims in 5-minute intervals.
Through our educational programs based on original artifacts, archival documents, and artwork, The Florida Holocaust Museum works daily to translate the staggering statistics of genocide into individual stories.
The Reading of Names Commemoration is another effort to remember the victims as individual people with life histories.
Reading the names of the Jewish men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet deeply personal way of remembering these individuals. Most victims of the Holocaust don’t have graves – reciting their names allows for them to be memorialized while reminding us of their human dignity. Hearing their names offers us a chance to reflect on their lives and the events of the Holocaust while renewing our commitment to ensuring that such atrocities do not occur again.
The reading of names will be streamed on our Facebook page the entire day on April 28th. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, individuals from our surrounding communities will read the names of Holocaust victims. www.Facebook.com/TheFHM
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Free admission to all visitors
12:00 pm: Virtual Testimony from Michael Igel, grandson of
2:00 pm: Virtual Testimony from Dana Justus, granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors
5:30 pm: In-person commemoration service featuring a candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors and their children, and testimony from Holocaust Survivor Sylvia Richman
The Museum will be free and open to the public all day on April 28.