Calendar of Events

March 27, 2014


The Museum will be closed on Thursday, March 27th so staff and volunteers can prepare for Triumph 2014 ~ Lives of Purpose.

Start: March 27, 2014 8:00 am
End: March 27, 2014 5:00 pm

March 17, 2014 – March 21, 2014

Edison State College Holocaust Remembrance Week

Edison State College presents its annual Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Remembrance Week at the Fort Myers campus.

More information to come.

Start: March 17, 2014 8:00 am
End: March 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: Edison State College
Ft. Myers

March 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, March 16, 2014
Social Event for Members of GenShoah.

Please RSVP to Ida or Steve by March 14th.

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

March 16, 2014 – March 17, 2014

The Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University presents its first international conference, The Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives.

For the conference schedule and other information, please visit

Start: March 16, 2014 12:00 pm
End: March 17, 2014 5:30 pm
Location: Cohen Center @ FGCU
Ft. Myers

March 10, 2014

Lunchtime Lecture Series with Elliott Katz

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

Topic: The Black, Violet and Pink Triangles: The Others

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

$15 per session or $40 for all three.


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

March 9, 2014

Warsaw: The Remembrance Continues

Special staged reading of the musical drama “Warsaw: The Remembrance Continues” at Temple Shalom, 7 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Collier-Lee Chapter of Hadassah.

Start: March 9, 2014 7:00 pm
End: March 9, 2014 10:00 pm
Location: Temple Shalom
Naples, FL, United States
Cost: TBD

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
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