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June 2016

Son of Calypso Music Legend to Speak at Museum

June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a special presentation by Aki de Leon, son of Calypso legend "The Roaring Lion". Mr. de Leon will discuss the history of Calypso and the contributions made by his late father, Rafael de Leon, one of Calypso's biggest stars. The event is part of the Museum's new exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Reservations are required. To R.S.V.P., please call 239-263-9200 or email Danielle@HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.  

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January 2017

The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

January 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - May 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

January 3 through May 14, 2017 We are pleased to announce the opening this month of The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity. It will be on display from January 3 through May 14, 2017. The new exhibit profiles the life of the extraordinary Jan Karksi, whose personal experience in World War II spanned the gamut from reserve officer and junior diplomat to Polish Underground courier to the Polish government in exile in London. In 1942 and 1943, he…

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June 2017

Summer 2017 Exhibit: Fabric of Survival

June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - August 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Fabric of Survival: The Story of Esther Niesental Krinitz As Told Through Her Needlework is a unique photographic display on the theme of Holocaust memory. Esther was a Holocaust Survivor from Poland and shared her remarkable story through the lens of her needlework. Esther created 36 large-scale panels. Using colorful fabric collage and intricate embroidery, the panels dynamically depict stories of her life before, during and after the war. The high-definition photographs clearly show her masterful embroidery and design skills, which…

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September 2017

Painting the Irena Sendler Story

September 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - December 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Painting the Irena Sendler Story features the beautiful original paintings illustrator/artist Bill Farnsworth created for the children's book Irena Sendler and The Children of The Warsaw Ghetto, by author Susan Goldman Rubin. He and Ms. Rubin have teamed up to create several children's books dealing with the Holocaust and World War II. The Irena book is an integral part of the Museum's 5th grade portion of the 5-8-10 Project. In an age-appropriate manner, the book introduces students to the impact…

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May 2018

Resettling and Rebuilding: Displaced Persons in Post WWII Europe

May 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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January 9 through May 27, 2018 Resettling and Rebuilding: The Displaced Persons in Post-War Europe explores the tumultuous period across the continent following World War II. Millions of refugees who were on the move had their homes destroyed in the fighting, or had fled their homes in war-torn territories. Still others, like the Jews and others considered as “undesirable” by the Nazis, had been forcibly removed from their homes, and sent to ghettos and concentration camps, which had just been…

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October 2018

“I Witness”

October 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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"I Witness" features the dramatic black and white portraits of local SWFL residents who are Holocaust Survivors, Camp Liberators and Witnesses. The specially-commissioned photographic portraits were created by photographer Erik Kellar for the Museum's 10th Anniversary. The people portrayed are those whose stories we share with students in our Education programs and Museum visitors. These are the individuals who "make history personal" for us. Erik stated "It was both an honor and a privilege to be part of this project."…

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December 2018

Violins of Hope

December 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 18, 2019

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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November 14 to January 18 Violins of Hope: The book Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmakers, Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The exhibit will feature photographs and stories of musicians, their instruments and the Holocaust for a moving blend of history, humanity and music. A special Klezmer Violin from the Violins of Hope collection will be on…

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January 2019

Museum Closed

January 1
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One event on November 23, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 24, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 25, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on January 1, 2019 at 12:00am

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Violins of Hope

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 18, 2019

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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November 14 to January 18 Violins of Hope: The book Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmakers, Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The exhibit will feature photographs and stories of musicians, their instruments and the Holocaust for a moving blend of history, humanity and music. A special Klezmer Violin from the Violins of Hope collection will be on…

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March 2019

Marching in America: Fascists, Nazis, and White Nationalists Past and Present

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 30, 2019

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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On display from January 20 through April 30 Marching in America: Fascists, Nazis, and White Nationalists Past and Present details the homegrown fascist movements and their modern descendants. The exhibit highlights the developments of fascist and neo-Nazi movements within the United States. Beginning with Italian and German movements of the 1920s and the 1930s, Marching in America then moves into the post-war era of the American Nazi Party and into modern day movements. Groups and subjects highlighted include the German-American…

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