International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Originally published in the Naples Daily News on Monday, January 13, 2014 Written by Amy Snyder On January 27, 1945 the Soviet Army liberated the Nazi death camp called Auschwitz.  Although several camps had been liberated before this, and certainly after, this event is the one that stands out in the minds of the public […]

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The Holocaust Museum Heads Back to School!

Originally published in the Naples Daily News on August 23, 2013 Article written by Amy Snyder, Executive Director If we had a dollar for every time someone has said “I didn’t know we had a Holocaust Museum in Naples”, we wouldn’t have to do any fundraising!  That comment has decreased over the past two years, […]

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Spirit of ’45

Originally published in The Naples Daily News on August 4, 2013 Written by Amy Snyder, Executive Director Ft. Myers – In early June, I was invited to participate in a very personal and significant event.  The family of Dorothy Paulson Carlson invited me to attend a short ceremony held at Health Park Rehab in Ft. […]

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Calypso on display at the Holocaust Museum

Calypso: Singing the News of the Day Originally published in The Naples Daily News on June 19, 2013 Written by Amy Snyder, Executive Director About a year ago, I met an engaging gentleman named Dick Spottswood.  We were both at the WGCU studios for an interview; Dick with a local bluegrass group and I for […]

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Memorial Day Talk – Righteous Among Nations

By Amy Snyder – originally posted at the NaplesNews.com http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/may/19/guest-column-holocaust-museum-to-host-special/ The honor of Righteous Among Nations was recently bestowed upon a family in southern France thanks to the efforts of Holocaust Survivor Renée Beddouk. In the spring of 1940, the German military invaded France and the country was quickly divided into two sections: the “Occupied […]

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Perspective: Young Women and the Holocaust

Museum events highlight young women heroes of the Holocaust By Amy Snyder, Executive Director, Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida – Originally posted on NaplesNews.com “Girl Power! How Young Women Impacted the Holocaust” is the title of an engaging series of events presented by the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida […]

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Abe Price … Let us remember the children of the Holocaust

by Abe Price, Guest Commentary NaplesNews.com Price has published two books, “Memoirs of a Survivor” and “Tamed by an Angel” that are available on Amazon.com. All proceeds go to the Holocaust Museum and Education I am a Holocaust survivor. I am dedicated to public education via the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Naples, where […]

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FGCU Announces Partnership and Gift to Develop Museum Studies Program

FORT MYERS, FL – Florida Gulf Coast University announced the formation of a partnership with the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, and receipt of a $60,000 gift from Charles Dauray and the College of Life Foundation, to help develop academic programs in museum studies to prepare graduates for professional positions in museums […]

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8th Annual International Conference on Holocaust Education

Telling the Story – Teaching the Core Yad Vashem, Jerusalem — The International School for Holocaust Studies In June, Amy Snyder traveled to Jerusalem to participate in the 8th annual conference for Holocaust educatorstaking place at Yad Vashem.  Along with over 350 fellow educators from around the world, Amy was able to hear from such […]

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Letter: Letters Home

Holocaust Museum in Naples hosts exhibit of mail from behind the Nazi walls By Amy Snyder – Naples Executive director, Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida Read the article on NaplesNews.com The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida is getting personal, and what could be more personal than to read someone […]

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