The Florida Holocaust Museum and Educational Center - St. Petersburg, Florida
The Florida Holocaust Museum and Educational Center, downtown at 55 Fifth Street S. at jct. First Avenue S., is one of the country's largest Holocaust museums. Eleven eternal flames, symbolizing the 11 million victims of the Nazis, are part of the three-story building's facade. The 12-sections of the permanent exhibit trace the Holocaust's beginnings in eastern Europe through the establishment of the state of Israel. The museum's centerpiece is one of the boxcars used to transport Jews and other prisoners to concentration/death camps; the car rests on a section of railroad track from the Treblinka camp. Changing exhibits feature art, photography and artifacts related to the Holocaust, tolerance and understanding. Allow 2 hours minimum. Open Monday through Friday 10-5, Saturday and Sunday noon-5; closed Thanksgiving, December 25 and Jewish holidays. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone 727.820.0100.
City: St. Petersburg