Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond

Florida Holocaust Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums

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Best Attractions & Activities: Man's inhumanity to man is poignantly on display in the tastefully appointed Florida Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg. Founded in 1989 by Holocaust survivor Walter P. Loebenberg, the museum showcases the tragic plight of Holocaust victims via a series of personal histories, photographs and artifacts. Tattered clothing - including camp uniforms and tiny shoes worn by young victims of the atrocity - and movie clips offering narratives by Holocaust survivors complement the sobering exhibit. A boxcar once used to haul prisoners to concentration camps offers another sad page to the museum. Audio headsets offer a description of what's on the first-floor, while the second floor gives a haunting overview of the Women of Ravensbrook, the concentration camp exclusively for women.

Museums: Man's inhumanity to man is poignantly on display in the tastefully appointed Florida Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg. Founded in 1989 by Holocaust survivor Walter P. Loebenberg, the museum showcases the tragic plight of Holocaust victims via a series of personal histories, photographs and artifacts. Tattered clothing - including camp uniforms and tiny shoes worn by young victims of the atrocity - and movie clips offering narratives by Holocaust survivors complement the sobering exhibit. A boxcar once used to haul prisoners to concentration camps offers another sad page to the museum. Audio headsets offer a description of what's on the first-floor, while the second floor gives a haunting overview of the Women of Ravensbrück, the concentration camp exclusively for women.


Address

55 5th St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Map / Directions
727-820-0100


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Expert Tips by Michelle da Silva Richmond

St. Petersburg / Clearwater Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities, Museums: "Free tours are given by knowledgeable docents Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. When school field trips are scheduled, tours are conducted by a Holocaust survivor."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This small museum tastefully - yet poignantly - showcases this sad chapter in history.

Best for Museums Because: It's one of the most fascinating, yet sobering overviews of a sad chapter in world history.

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