Events

  • December 15, 2013

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida

    Start:
    December 15, 2013 4:30 pm
    End:
    December 15, 2013 6:00 pm
    Location:
    Holocaust Museum

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com).

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

    Please RSVP to Ida or Steve by December 13th

    The Destruction of Hungarian Jewry presented by Herbert Herman

    Herbert Herman and his wife, Suzanne have been residents of  Naples for twelve years.  Herbert is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He has had  a varied career in education, social services,  and public service. He and his wife have travelled extensively. Herbert has been active in Jewish affairs practically his entire life.  He is past president of the largest Bnai Brith Lodge in Chicago, a delegate to  the World Jewish Congress,  life member of Hadassah Associates, ORT, the Jewish  Labor Committee,  Zionist Organization and visited  Israel twelve tiimes in his life.   He is a member of the Community Relatiions Council of the  Naples Federation., Life member of the NAACP, and  an active Board member Society for Humanistic Judaism.

  • December 21, 2013

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Start:
    December 21, 2013 8:00 am
    End:
    December 21, 2013 5:00 pm
  • December 28, 2013

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Start:
    December 28, 2013 8:00 am
    End:
    December 28, 2013 5:00 pm
  • December 29, 2013

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Start:
    December 29, 2013 8:00 am
    End:
    December 29, 2013 5:00 pm
  • January 1, 2014

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Start:
    January 1, 2014 8:00 am
    End:
    January 1, 2014 5:00 pm
  • January 5, 2014

    Holocaust Survivor Series

    Start:
    January 5, 2014 4:00 pm
    End:
    January 5, 2014 5:30 pm
    Location:
    The Holocaust Museum
    Cost:
    None

    Join us this Sunday to hear the testimony of Holocaust Survivor, Dr. John Mann.  Dr. Mann was just a child in France when war impacted his family.  He will share his experience of being a hidden child and how his family was affected by the Nazi Regime.

  • January 13, 2014

    Lunchtime Lecture Series with Elliott Katz

    Start:
    January 13, 2014 11:00 am
    End:
    January 13, 2014 1:00 pm
    Location:
    Holocaust Museum
    Cost:
    $15

    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 first of three sessions.

    Topic:  Jews for Sale Cheap – No Buyers

    A light lunch is provided.  Please RSVP by Thursday, January 9th.

    $15 per session or $40 for all three.

     

     

  • January 19, 2014

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida

    Start:
    January 19, 2014 4:30 pm
    End:
    January 19, 2014 6:00 pm
    Location:
    Holocaust Museum

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com).

    Sunday, January 19, 2014
    “The Long Way Home” documentary & discussion led by Steve Brazina

    Please RSVP to Ida or Steve by January 17th.

  • January 26, 2014

    FGCU – International Holocaust Remembrance Presentation

    Start:
    January 26, 2014 2:00 pm
    End:
    January 26, 2014 3:30 pm
    Location:
    FGCU - Edwards Hall Room 112

    “Prior Warning of the Holocaust” ~ Did the Armenian Genocide inspire Hitler?
    Professor Hannibal Travis, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University

    Professor Travis is the acclaimed author of the major study, Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq and Sudan.  He will be speaking at FGCU in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day as a guest of The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

  • January 27, 2014

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Start:
    January 27, 2014 5:30 pm
    End:
    January 27, 2014 8:00 pm
    Location:
    The Holocaust Museum

    In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Holocaust Museum will host an open house beginning at 5:30 pm, with a special presentation at 6:45 pm.

    Mr. Wolfgang Vogel, a Hitler Youth member during WWII, will be with us to share his experience and warn against the dangers of propaganda and the indoctination of a nation’s youth.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP for the presentation at 239-263-9200 or amy@holocaustmuseumswfl.org.

     

     

  • February 3, 2014

    Safe Haven opening presentation

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

    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

  • February 4, 2014

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida – Special Event

    Start:
    February 4, 2014 7:00 pm
    End:
    February 4, 2014 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Temple Shalom
    Cost:
    $5

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com) .

     

     

  • February 10, 2014

    Lunchtime Lecture Series with Elliott Katz

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

    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.

     

  • February 13, 2014

    A “Project Tolerance” Update with Ella Nayor

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

    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.

    http://www.projecttolerance.com/default.html

  • February 16, 2014

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida

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

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com).

    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.

  • February 20, 2014

    Even if the World had Paid Attention

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

    “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 danielle@holocaustmuseumswfl.org or 239-263-9200.

  • March 2, 2014

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida – Special Presentation

    Start:
    March 2, 2014 4:00 pm
    End:
    March 2, 2014 5:30 pm
    Location:
    Chabad Jewish Center of Naples
    Cost:
    $5

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com).

  • March 2, 2014

    Artist Talk with Myra Roberts

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

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

  • March 9, 2014

    Warsaw: The Remembrance Continues

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

    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.

  • March 10, 2014

    Lunchtime Lecture Series with Elliott Katz

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

    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.

     

  • March 16, 2014

    The Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives

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

    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 http://www.fgcu.edu/HC/Conference/index.html.

  • March 16, 2014

    GenShoah of Southwest Florida

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

    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 (ida.margolis2@gmail.com) or Steve Brazina (sbrazina@aol.com).

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

    Please RSVP to Ida or Steve by March 14th.

  • March 17, 2014

    Edison State College Holocaust Remembrance Week

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

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

    More information to come.

  • March 27, 2014

    MUSEUM CLOSED FOR SPECIAL EVENT

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

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

  • March 27, 2014

    Triumph 2014 ~ Lives of Purpose

    Start:
    March 27, 2014 6:30 pm
    End:
    March 27, 2014 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Hertz Hangar at the Naples Municipal Airport
    Cost:
    Tickets start at $150 per person

    CORRECTTriumphawardsSavetheDateOne of the best-kept secrets of World War II will be shared in Naples in 2014. On March 27, The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida will honor “The Ghost Army”.  Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a world class collection of sound effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, this handpicked group of G.I.s, was known officially as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. They landed in France to conduct a special mission, deceiving the Germans about U.S. troop strength and location at strategically important sites in France, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium.

    Composed of artists and sound technicians, specially recruited and trained, the unit tailored their creations for the mission at hand. They impersonated other units, built phony  planes, convoys, gun emplacements and even a fake Headquarters. They set up decoy, yet realistic, radio operations. The aircraft they created were purposely left visible to fool enemy reconnaissance flights. Many members of “The Ghost Army” went on to memorable careers in a number of fields, among them artist and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly and designer Bill Blass.

    “The Ghost Army” will be the 2014 National Honoree for the Holocaust Museum’s annual fund-raising event, Triumph 2014 – Lives of Purpose. The event will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at Naples Municipal Airport. The Triumph Awards acknowledge contributions by individuals and organizations who, having overcome adversity and opposition, positively affect the lives of others.  On hand to accept the Triumph Award will be one of the veteran of the unit, as will Rick Beyer, the producer of the recently aired PBS documentary, “The Ghost Army”.  As the documentary said, “Illusion was their ultimate weapon”.  The event will also feature a replica of one of the unit’s wartime creations.

    The event’s 2014 Local Honoree is Ms. Schaeffer McHenry, a graduate of Gulf Coast High School and a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  While a student at Gulf Coast, Ms. McHenry created an unique student organization called “The Friendship Circle”.  Its focus was to include those students who were missing out on the social aspects of school life due to their disabilities.  The organization made such an impact on all the students involved, Gulf Coast High School administration made it a permanent Club at the school. Ms. McHenry will be present to accept the Award and talk about “The Friendship Circle”.

     

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    When:   Thursday, March 27, 2014
                    6:30 – 9:00 pm

    Where:  Hertz Hangar @ Naples Municipal Airport, a former WWII training base

    DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT:

    • From NORTH of Naples Municipal Airport: follow Airport-Pulling Rd south past Golden Gate Parkway, to Enterprise Ave.  Turn RIGHT onto Enterprise Ave and follow 1/10 of a mile to Citation Point.  A volutneer will direct you to the Valet Stand.
    • From SOUTH of Naples Municipal Airport: follow Airport-Pulling Rd north past the main entrance to the airport.  At Enterprise Ave and turn LEFT and follow to Citation Point.  A volunteer will direct you to the Valet Stand.

     

    Ticket cost: $150/person for general admission

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    A private patron party will precede the event, starting at 5:30 pm.  This will be an opportunity for Museum patrons to view “The Ghost Army” documentary, meet the honorees and receive a goody bag!

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    $5,000 ~ Supporting Patron or Sponsor

    $2,500 ~ Community Patron or Sponsor

    $1,500 ~ Friend of the Museum

    $450 ~ Patron

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  • April 6, 2014

    Steen Metz ~ Holocaust Survivor Presentation

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

    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.

     

  • April 13, 2014

    “The Ghost Army” documentary screening

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

    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

  • 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 20, 2014

    Museum CLOSED for Easter

    Start:
    April 20, 2014 8:00 am
    End:
    April 20, 2014 5:00 pm
  • April 27, 2014

    Yom Hashoah ~ Holocaust Remembrance Service

    Start:
    April 27, 2014 2:00 pm
    End:
    April 27, 2014 4:00 pm
    Location:
    Beth Tikvah

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

    Details TBA

  • May 18, 2014

    “The Ghost Army” documentary screening

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

    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

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