The Florida Holocaust Museum will be honoring Yom HaShoah by offering free admission to the museum, in-person readings, and an evening commemoration program. More than 100 individuals from our surrounding communities will read aloud 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.
We thank you for your continuing support of The Florida Holocaust Museum and for taking the time to reflect with us on April 28th.
The Museum will be free and open to the public all day on April 28.
For more information about the Florida Holocaust Museum visit https://www.thefhm.org/