April 1, 2014 – June 1, 2014
Visit the Museum in April and May to learn about the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, otherwise known as “The Ghost Army.” Made up of artists and sound technicians, this unit fought a war of deception against the Axis troops in Western Europe in the last year of WWII.
For more information, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/nyregion/a-review-of-artists-of-deception-at-edward-hopper-house-art-center-in-nyack.html?_r=0
April 27, 2014
Join us at Beth Tikvah for the 2014 Yom Hashoah service.
May 18, 2014
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
June 10, 2014 – August 17, 2014
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.