Florida Holocaust Museum begins anniversary edition of oral history series


The stories of 25 Holocaust survivors is the focus of a recent partnership between Eckerd College and the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) to celebrate the 25th anniversary oral history series titled “25 Survivors, 25 Stories ... Celebrating 25 Years."

The museum’s oral history series over the next 25 months will feature different Holocaust survivors on the 25th of each month, a release on the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce website said. Our understanding of the war effects and the Holocaust on individuals, communities and families is enlivened by the unique stories and voices of each survivor, the release said.

The first story in the series, released March 26, featured the FHM’s founder, Walter Loebenberg, depicting stories of doing whatever it took to survive while watching members of his family and friends being taken away never to be seen again.

In the upcoming months, the FHM will feature and present several free programs, exhibitions and events to celebrate the 25th anniversary. The current daily education and outreach efforts will only be enhanced by the celebration activities, the release said.

The upcoming programs include the FHM’s Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) leisure series. Karen Jungblut will provide expert Rwandan Genocide testimony on April 13.

The FHM is located at 55 Fifth St. S. in St. Petersburg.

To learn more, visit the Museum online at www.TheFHM.org/25th.

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