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This first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present is a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. This rich narrative—accompanied by 700 images, most rarely seen—is the result of three-plus decades of grassroots research by author Marcia Jo Zerivitz, giving readers an incomparable look at the long and crucial history of Jews in Florida.
Over one million Jewish men, women and children were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest extermination camp during the Holocaust. The so-called Auschwitz Album is the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The compelling photographs in this exhibition created by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage and legal records to tell the story of the over 400 young women who underwent medical experimentation in Auschwitz under Carl Clauberg, an enterprising, sadistic gynecologist.Discussion following the screening with Director Sylvia Nagel and Dr. Michaela Moura-Koçoglu of the FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren retraces Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her remarkable and enlightening diary, along with the lives of five woman who as teenage girls were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust.
The museum opens up one night a month for Culture Crawl sponsored by the City of Miami Beach. Stop by and enjoy our exhibits and a glass of Kosher wine. Free trolley service will take attendees to other cultural destinations throughout the evening.
This compelling and timely film follows the experience
of a dynamic group of students from the Greater Miami area who participated in a one-of-a-kind interactive oral history film project. Immersed in this unique educational experience, the students interviewed local survivors and documented their memories, stories, and lessons from the Holocaust as they learned interviewing techniques, documentary filmmaking and editing skills.
Weaving together interviews of descendants from the founding Jewish families of Tampa, Florida, Seders & Cigars expands the history of the Jewish experience in America and brings their important and unique story to life, preserving it for future generations. Director Barbara Rosenthal will be in attendance.
Hale presents a new account of the ‘Brand Mission’ based on evidence in the national archives of Germany, Hungary, Britain and the U.S. Hale reveals that Eichmann’s offer formed one part of a monstrous deception designed to outwit the leaders of the last surviving Jewish community in Europe. The deception was more complex and – from the German point of view – more successful than any operation mounted by the secret services of the Allied governments.
Theories about the Jew’s body formed part of the racial discourse which resulted in the Holocaust. In this lecture Tudor Parfitt, Distinguished University Professor at FIU, will talk about the race theories in the USA, Great Britain and continental Europe from the time of the Enlightenment to the Third Reich which set Jews apart from the rest of mankind.
This provocative film explores, through intimate testimonies and portraits, the multiple legacies of the Auschwitz identification numbers tattooed on survivors as well as the meanings they took on in the years following the war for them and their descendants. The film is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition Tamim and will be followed by a discussion with FIU Professor Oren Stier and photographer Zachary Balber.
The museum exhibition honors the Holocaust survivor-turned-mega-designer’s life, work and legacy and will feature photographs of Leiber alongside a comprehensive selection of Judith Leiber’s bags, belts, pillboxes and glasses, from collectors in Florida as well as from The Leiber Collection. Special Guest Speaker: Ann Fristoe Stewart, Director of The Leiber Collection.
Matilda Olkin, the “Anne Frank of Lithuania,” was a student and poet who was murdered along with her family by Nazi sympathizers in 1941. Her diary was found years later in a local church. Richard Freund, Professor in Jewish Studies at Christopher Newport University and director of the "Finding Matilda" project, will discuss the film that tells Olkin’s story and the search for her burial place in Lithuania.
Join us for an evening of baking and learning with local chef Romi Naparstek and Rabbi Adam Gindea from Base Miami. We'll learn to make hamantaschen, experiment with filling, and learn about their meaning and significance in the Purim story.
You will be making hamantaschen to take home and bake.