Florida Holocaust Museum (Formerly the Holocaust Center) Opens
The Florida Holocaust Museum is a Holocaust museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Formerly known as the Holocaust Center, the museum officially changed to its current name in 1999. Founded in 1992, it moved to its current location in 1998. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the United States.
The museum houses an actual box car (from Gdynia, Poland) that transported victims of the Nazi regime to the concentration camps, which rests on original track. Aside from the permanent exhibit, the museum also has revolving temporary exhibits.
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.