Holocaust Museum Sets Yom HaShoah Commemoration
The Florida Holocaust Museum is offering free Museum admission on Thursday, May 2, to encourage people to join the Florida Holocaust Museum for a commemorative ceremony and candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors in observance of Yom HaShoah. This year’s commemoration will include a reading of Holocaust Victims’ names continuously throughout the day for a Yom HaShoah commemoration. Additionally, there will be a Holocaust Survivor talk at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The day will culminate with a service by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association at 5:30 p.m., followed by a special program.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S. in St. Petersburg. The Museum features a permanent exhibition of one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Holocaust and traveling exhibitions of art and history. It is one of three Holocaust Museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Since its founding in 1989, The Museum’s focus has been to tell the story of millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust.