Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. The Florida Holocaust Museum is a leader in developing and delivering unique strategies that empower people to make positive changes in the world.
One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, The Florida Holocaust Museum is the result of St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Walter P. Loebenberg’s remarkable journey and vision.
Loebenberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and served in the United States Army during World War II. Together with a group of local business people and community leaders, he conceived a living memorial to those who suffered and perished.
Among the participating individuals were Survivors of the Holocaust and individuals who lost relatives, as well as those who had no personal investment other than wanting to ensure that such atrocities could never again happen to any group of people. The group enlisted the support of others in the community and was able to involve internationally renowned Holocaust scholars. Thomas Keneally, the author of Schindler’s List, joined the Board of Advisors, and Elie Wiesel was named Honorary Chairman of this Holocaust Center.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is a leader in developing and delivering unique strategies that empower people to make positive changes in the world. Their extensive range of curricula, teaching resources, and training touch hundreds of thousands of Florida educators and students each year. The museum is an education service provider for the Florida Department of Education and a designated Holocaust learning site.
55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701