The story of one of the worst tragedies in world history is illustrated at the Florida Holocaust Museum, which is the only holocaust museum in the country with permanent art displays.
The museum’s centerpiece permanent exhibit is a boxcar used to transport people to concentration camps.
Featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum covers three floors. The first floor marks the History, Heritage and Hope Permanent Exhibition that recounts the history of the Holocaust through historical photographs, text and original artifacts.
On the second floor, exhibitions displayed in the Janet Kohn and Larry Wasser galleries rotate several times a year. The museum’s focus centers on exhibitions of contemporary artwork about the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights issues. These galleries may also feature history exhibitions with original artifacts and historical photographs.
Kane’s Furniture Hall on the third floor showcases temporary and permanent exhibitions. Housed in the Herbert & Isabel Savel Teaching Gallery, the permanent exhibition, Kaddish in Wood, is highlighted by woodcarvings of French children of the Holocaust created by Dr. Herbert Savel.
The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur.
For more information about the Florida Holocaust Museum, visit www.flholocaustmuseum.org.
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