Florida Holocaust Museum Partners With Victims' Names Recovery Campaign
- Organization: Florida Holocaust Museum
- Causes: Faith-based
- Phone: (727) 820-0100
- Website: www.flholocaustmuseum.org
The Florida Holocaust Museum is partnering with Yad Vashem, the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, and with Jewish communities around the world in the campaign to recover names and identities of Holocaust Victims.
In November 2004, Yad Vashem launched the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names onto its website, www.yadvashem.org. The Database, a revolutionary milestone in Holocaust remembrance, enables users to search for names, photographs and brief histories of over four million Holocaust victims as well as submit additional names and photos online. Millions of names are still unidentified. The International Campaign to recover unknown names is underway around the world.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to be a part of this important project and calls on community members to participate in this critical effort. "The memory of millions of Holocaust victims will pass into oblivion as those that remember them leave us," warns Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate. "Now is the time for the Jewish people to work together to register the unrecorded names."
Over the years many survivors have refrained from dealing with their wartime experiences because the memories were so painful. We have discovered time and again that most survivors have a strong psychological need to commemorate the people who they lost but if they have not done this yet, they need assistance with this task now!
Call for Names
Community members who know names of Jewish people who were killed during the Holocaust are requested to submit them by calling Urszula Szczepinska, Curator of Education and
Director of Research at the Florida Holocaust Museum, (727) 820-0100, ext. 241 (assistance will be provided with filling out the forms).
Call for Volunteers
To volunteer assisting survivors in filling out forms to register Holocaust victims, please contact Rose Rosen, Central Florida Volunteer Chair, (813) 932-9932
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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.