Calendar of Events

March 2, 2014

Artist Talk with Myra Roberts

Join us to hear from Myra Roberts about her inspiration for and reserch of her current Holocaust -related exhibit, Prelude to the 1940s.

Start: March 2, 2014 4:30 pm
End: March 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Location: Holocaust Museum

GenShoah of Southwest Florida – Special Presentation

Life’s Traumas:  How People Survive and Heal from Traumatic Experiences

Summary:  Have you or a loved one experienced life-changing trauma?  Whether one has survived the loss of a loved one, endured compromised parenting, random acts of violence, abuse, combat, or extraordinary horrors such as the Holocaust, there are universal ways in which people disconnect or dissociate in order to cope with overwhelming pain. Often these coping mechanisms prove to be the source of distress later in life, well after the traumatic events have passed. Thanks to scientific advances, we can now identify and treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress and dissociation. Based upon over twenty years of research and clinical practice, Dr. Steinberg will share insights about key ways that people survive and heal from traumas.  Drawing from reflective writings of trauma survivors, including Holocaust survivors, Dr. Steinberg will illustrate the creative defense of dissociation in one’s survival.  Come and gain an understanding for this life-sustaining psychological defense that affects the lives of millions.

Bio:  Dr. Steinberg is a Yale-trained psychiatrist in private practice in Naples, Florida.  Her popular book The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation, the Hidden Epidemic, provides education, hope and comfort for trauma survivors.  Dr. Steinberg is the developer of the standard diagnostic test for the detection of post-traumatic dissociation.  She has been selected for inclusion in “Best Doctors of America” by her peers for the past eighteen years.

The program will take place at Chabad Jewish Center of Naples, located at 1789 Mandarin Rd. in Naples.  There is a $5 suggested donation to cover the cost of refreshments.

To RSVP, to get more more information about the GenShoah programs or how to become a member, please contact Ida Margolis ( or Steve Brazina (

Start: March 2, 2014 4:00 pm
End: March 2, 2014 5:30 pm
Location: Chabad Jewish Center of Naples
1789 Mandarin Rd., Naples, FL, 34102, United States
Cost: $5

March 2, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Prelude to the 1940s

Visit the Museum in March to view Sanibel artist, Myra Roberts’ newest collection related to the Holocaust.

Over the past year, Myra has been working in mixed media to create this collection that depicts the willingness of the average citizen to be blind to the facts of the Holocaust.  Using period interior design paintings and historic photos from the Holocaust, Myra has created a collection of collages sure to inspire discussion.

Artist talk – Sunday March 2nd @ 4:30 pm

RSVP Requested to or 239-263-9200


Start: March 2, 2014 1:00 pm
End: March 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

February 20, 2014

Even if the World had Paid Attention

“Even if the World had Paid Attention, Nothing Would Have Changed: If the Armenian Genocide had not been Forgotten” – An Essay & Presentation by Jack Sigman

Join us to learn about about the information available to the world regarding the Armenian Genocide during WWII and whether more information would have changed the outcome of the Holocaust.

Please RSVP to or 239-263-9200.

Start: February 20, 2014 6:30 pm
End: February 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

February 16, 2014

GenShoah of Southwest Florida

GenShoah of Southwest Florida meets on the third Sunday of each month from October though April at the Holocaust Museum. From 4:30 – 5:00 pm is the Members-only Business meeting portion, with general public being invited for a topical progarm at 5:00 pm.

More more information about the GenShoah programs or how to become a member, please contact Ida Margolis ( or Steve Brazina (

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Jews of Scandinavia during the Holocaust
Presented by Cami Green Hofstadter, Ph. D and Retired Consul of Finland


Please RSVP to Ida or Steve by February 14th.

Start: February 16, 2014 4:30 pm
End: February 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Location: Holocaust Museum

February 13, 2014

A “Project Tolerance” Update with Ella Nayor

Two years ago, we heard from Ella Nayor and Myra Roberts about their collaborative “Project Tolerance”.  Ella has continued to investigate human behavior and move out of her comfort zone to learn about people in her community.  In the past year, Ella has worked on a second short film and will be with us to share her new insights.

Start: February 13, 2014 6:30 pm
End: February 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

February 10, 2014

Lunchtime Lecture Series with Elliott Katz

THIS EVENT IS FULL ~ No more resercvations will be taken.

Join us to hear from Museum docent Elliott Katz in the third annual Lunchtime Lecture Series. This is the second of three sessions.

Topic: Roosevelt, The Jews, The Holocaust: You Decide

A light lunch is provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 6th.

$15 per session or $40 for all three.


Start: February 10, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 10, 2014 1:00 pm
Location: Holocaust Museum
Cost: $15

February 4, 2014

GenShoah of Southwest Florida – Special Event

Nicky’s Family
2011 Documentary

No one should miss this film about Sir Nicholas Winton, an Englishman (today 104 years old) who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do important deeds and charity projects throughout the world. There is currently a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Suggested $5 donation

To RSVP, please contact Ida Margolis ( or Steve Brazina ( .



Start: February 4, 2014 7:00 pm
End: February 4, 2014 8:30 pm
Location: Temple Shalom
4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples
Cost: $5

February 3, 2014

Safe Haven opening presentation

Ben Alalouf, a Holocaust Survivor and former resident of the Ft. Ontario refugee camp in Oswego, N.Y., will be with us to share his family’s story.

RSVP the Museum by calling 239-263-9200

Start: February 3, 2014 6:30 pm
End: February 3, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum

February 2, 2014 – February 28, 2014

“Safe Haven Exhibit

After Italy was liberated by the Allies, 982 refugees from 18 war-torn countries fled the Nazi terror in Europe during the Holocaust. In 1944, they sailed to the safety of America as guests of the  U.S. government. The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center in Oswego, NY became their home for the next eighteen months.

Visit the Museum in February to learn about this element of WWII/Holocaust history through a traveling exhibit from the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center in Oswego, NY.

Start: February 2, 2014 1:00 pm
End: February 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum
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