Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, not too far from Anna Maria Island, the Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of people who suffered through or died in the Holocaust. It is dedicated to educating the public about the Holocaust, and the stories of the people affected by it, to teach about the inherent worth of all races and cultures and the dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
The Museum houses permanent exhibitions such as History, Heritage, and Hope, which uses original artifacts, pictures and documents to tell the stories of local survivors; a boxcar used by the Nazis to transport Jews to Auschwitz and Treblinka; and Kaddish in Wood which features wood carvings of French children who were victims of the Holocaust.
The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums Association. NARM is an affiliation of arts and cultural institutions across North America, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Individuals who join a participating NARM institution can receive free admission/discounts at over 650 institutions. Additional regional institutions in NARM include the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, The Ringling, The Dali Museum and the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.