Curator, Lorie Mayer, honored by Points of Light

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida curator Lorie Mayer was honored on June 24, 2016 with a Daily Point of Light Award.  Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. READ THE FULL STORY

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Boxcar Restoration at iTECH Technical College

The students and instructors at iTECH Technical College in Immokalee and getting an opportunity for “hands on history”.  For the past month, they have been restoring the Museum’s iconic WWII-era boxcar, on loan to the Museum from Jack & F.E. Nortman, the Nortman Family and The Boxcar Foundation. Click on the links below for more […]

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Bella Altura’s “Golden America”

Holocaust Survivor Bella Altura recently spoke at the Holocaust Museum and other locations in Southwest Florida about her new memoir, Golden America.  Now living in Estero, Mrs. Altura is passionate about young people knowing about the United States Constitution and understanding the power of the vote.  After her family’s experience in the Holocaust, this is […]

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The Faktor Investigation – Solving the Mystery at the Museum

The Holocaust Museum has opened a new exhibit for the summer: The Faktor Investigation: Finding the Story in the Details. Using a collection of documents related to Stanislaus and Sala Faktor (later Stanley and Sally Factor), the Museum has created its first interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to be “citizen historians” and trace the experiences […]

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Voices of the Liberators

This article was published by the Naples Daily News on Tuesday, March 17th.      

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps.  The United Nations determined that January 27th each year will be recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It was on this date in 1945 that the most well-known death camp, Auschwitz, was liberated by the Russian […]

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“Dearest Pauline” in the News!

We’ve been getting great coverage of the new exhibit Dearest Pauline: A World War II Healer Writes Home.  Check out these stories, then come on in! WGCU Radio    Dearest Pauline Florida Weekly    War Letters Tell Story of Love and Liberation Naples Daily News    Letters from the Edge of Hell

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Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II

  Summer 2014 Naples, FL – The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida announces a cool new exhibit for the hot summer months. “Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II” highlights the wartime contributions and experiences of many popular personalities from the entertainment, sports and music fields. On display through August 16th, the […]

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“The Ghost Army” visits Naples!

This article was originally published in the Naples Daily News in April 2014 Naples, FL – The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida is exposing a secret from World War II.  Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II is currently on display and shares the story of the 23rd Headquarters […]

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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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