Calendar of Events

September 2, 2014

War is Declared: September 1939

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University invites you to attend  A Symposium to mark the 75 Years Since the Outbreak of the Second World War.

The event is free and open to the public.  It will be held at the Cohen Center, Room 213 on the FGCU campus, beginning at 1:00 pm.

For more information, visit the Center’s webpage.

Start: September 2, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: FGCU, Cohen Center
Address:
Ft. Myers

August 17, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Museum Closed

The Museum will be closed to the public from August 17 through September 1 for general cleaning and maintenance.  It will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept 2.

Start: August 17, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 1, 2014 5:00 pm

July 7, 2014

“Just Being Audrey’ author talk

Join us to hear from Margaret Cardillo, author of “Just Being Audrey”, in conjunction with our summer exhibit, Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II.

Audrey Hepburn was a teenager in Holland during World War II and her family lived under Nazi oppression for several years. Ms. Cardillo will share about how this experience in Audrey’s young llife inspired her to work on behalf of others in her later years.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Please RSVP to Danielle@holocaustmuseumswfl.org or 239-263-9200.

Start: July 7, 2014 6:30 pm
End: July 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

June 10, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II

In this original exhibit, the Museum will explore the role of actors, actresses and athletes in World War II. From the front lines to the concentration camps, the exhibit will highlight iconic men and women that affected or were effected by World War II and the Holocaust.

Start: June 10, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

May 18, 2014

“The Ghost Army” documentary screening

During World War II, a hand-picked gorup of American G.I.s undertook a bizarre mission: to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the Nazi German Army as their audience.  The U.S. 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again.  This little-known unit’s knack for trickery was crucial to Allied success in World War II, but their too-secret mission was kept quiet for nearly 50 years after the war’s end.

Join us for a screening of “The Ghost Army”, a documtary by Rick Beyer.

The screening will be immediately followed by a Q+A with Ghost Army veteran, Gazo Nemeth, a resident of Ft. Myers.

Please RSVP as space is limited.  Call or e-mail Danielle to reserve your seat:

239-263-9200 or  Danielle@holocaustmuseumswfl.org

Start: May 18, 2014 12:30 pm
End: May 18, 2014 2:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

April 27, 2014

Yom Hashoah ~ Holocaust Remembrance Service

Join us at Beth Tikvah for the 2014 Yom Hashoah service.

Details TBA

Start: April 27, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Location: Beth Tikvah
Address:
1459 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, 34105

April 20, 2014

Museum CLOSED for Easter

Start: April 20, 2014 8:00 am
End: April 20, 2014 5:00 pm

April 15, 2014

Museum CLOSED for 1st Day of Passover

Start: April 15, 2014 8:00 am
End: April 15, 2014 5:00 pm

April 13, 2014

“The Ghost Army” documentary screening

During World War II, a hand-picked gorup of American G.I.s undertook a bizarre mission: to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the Nazi German Army as their audience.  The U.S. 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again.  This little-known unit’s knack for trickery was crucial to Allied success in World War II, but their too-secret mission was kept quiet for nearly 50 years after the war’s end.

Join us for a screening of “The Ghost Army”, a documtary by Rick Beyer.

The screening will be followed immeditately by a Q+A with Ghost Army veteran, Gazo Nemeth, a resident of Ft. Myers.

Please RSVP as space is limited.  Call or e-mail Danielle to reserve your seat:

239-263-9200 or Danielle@holocaustmuseumswfl.org

Start: April 13, 2014 12:30 pm
End: April 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

April 6, 2014

Steen Metz ~ Holocaust Survivor Presentation

Quarterly Holocaust Survivor Lecture Series

Local Southwest Florida resident, Steen Metz, will share his family’s experience during World War II at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. Though a young boy during his ordeal, Mr. Metz will talk of his vivid memories of deportation from Denmark, arrival at the camp, and the eighteen months his family spent there. He will also describe the journey home after Liberation in 1945, and what awaited them.

Join us to hear about this remarkable story of survival and triumph over adversity. Following the lecture, Mr. Metz will host a Q & A period with the audience.

Reservations are required.  Contact the Museum at 239-263-9200 or by e-mail: Danielle@HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.

 

Start: April 6, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 6, 2014 5:30 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum
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