When the South Florida Holocaust Museum opens its doors in late March, it will be the culmination of 36 years of dreams, plans and the generosity of many people. It will be a bricks-and-mortar testimony to the endurance of South Florida’s Holocaust survivors, the second-largest survivor population in the United States after that in New York.
Phase 1 of the museum will feature our restored Holocaust Railcar, a Sherman tank and a series of traveling exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibit space, once completed, will draw on our considerable collection of photographs, documents and other artifacts donated by our own community of survivors. The building is a tribute to them, and they will have opportunities to visit these mementos in impressive settings, and even serve as guides.
Rositta Kenigsberg, president, Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Hollywood