April 15, 2019 [St. Petersburg, FL] - This year's Yom HaShoah commemoration on May 2, 2019 at The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will include free admission from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the reading of Holocaust Victims' names continuously throughout the day. The day will culminate with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. followed by a special Holocaust Survivor talk. Short memorial services and Survivor talks will also take place at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
Additionally, all Museum visitors on Yom HaShoah will receive a special daffodil sticker, designed by Izabela Gabrielson.
The shape and color of the daffodils represent the Yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust. Yellow is the color of remembrance. Daffodils represent our poignant hope for the future. They are resilient and return with a burst of color each Spring, signifying hope, renewal and beauty. The daffodils also honor those who survived the Holocaust and went on to build new lives after this dark and difficult period.
Izabela Gabrielson is a Seattle based artist and illustrator. She received her art and art history education in Poland and New York City and holds both MA and PhD degrees. She specializes in watercolor and her work has been exhibited in many individual and group shows. She has taught illustration and art history as well as watercolor workshops. She has a line of greeting cards printed from her original watercolor paintings. For more information, please visit her website at www.sklepikartstudio.com.
As valued members of our community, we invite the public to participate in an annual Names Reading Commemoration. From 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., members of our communities will read aloud names of Holocaust victims in 5-minute intervals.
To reserve your reading time, please select one of the available time slots at https://bookwhen.com/floridaholocaustmuseum. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please call727-820-0100 x301 or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum 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.
Daffodils designed by artist Izabela Gabrielson.
Photo credit: Izabela Gabrielson
Artist and illustrator Izabela Gabrielson.
Photo credit: Marta Bras