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6/1/2018 Member News

Free Admission to The FHM on July 12th and Last Chance to View "Operation Finale"

CONTACT:
Kristen Wright
(727) 820-0100
kwright@thefhm.org

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The Florida Holocaust Museum to Offer Free Admission on July 12th

Last chance to view the blockbuster exhibition "Operation Finale"

June 1, 2018 [St. Petersburg, FL] - The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) invites the community to visit the Museum free of charge all day on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

This is an opportunity to visit the Museum for free and to view the blockbuster exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann before it closes. Operation Finale is the first exhibition in the United States that offers an inside look into the capture and trial of a Nazi war criminal.

Fifty-seven years ago, Adolf Eichmann, who had been in charge of transporting millions of European Jews to death camps, sat in a courtroom for a trial that would be among the first in history to be completely televised. The trial captivated millions of people across the globe and it was the first time that many of them learned the details of the Holocaust.

The dramatic story behind one of the world's most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel's Secret Intelligence Service. The exhibition includes objects and images made available outside the country for the first time - original 1960s-era artifacts, photographs, Telly Award winning films and audio, as well as contemporary design elements and interactive features, to tell a story of espionage, intrigue and, ultimately, justice served.

Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann is on display now and open to the public through July 15, 2018.

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Operation Finale is co-produced by The Mossad - Israel Secret Intelligence Service; Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio. This exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Maltz Family Foundation. Local support is provided by the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties and Dr. Gary & Meg Moskovitz.

About The Florida Holocaust Museum

2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.