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Edwin Black Speaking Series

New York Times Best Selling Author Edwin Black will be coming to Naples in February as a guest of the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida.

Edwin Black has written eleven best-selling books, numerous articles and scholarly papers on topics such as the Holocaust, human rights, corporate criminality and academic fraud. With titles such as The Farhud: Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust,  IBM and the Holocaust, and War Against the Weak, Black piques our interest and draws us in to these well-researched and engaging studies of history, as well as the contemporary world.  You can find out more at

During the time Mr. Black is in Southwest Florida, he will speak at Temple Shalom, Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria Law School and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Mr. Black will also participate in an interview on WGCU Radio, and a breakfast with the Naples Press Club.

The following talks are open to the public with a suggested donation of $25 per person  (with the exception of FGCU). Reservations are requested for all events.  Please contact us at 239-263-9200 to reserve your seat!

  • Sunday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm – Temple Shalom in Naples – IBM and the Holocaust
  • Tuesday, February 23 @ 6:30 pm – Florida SouthWestern State College, Ft. Myers, Bldg U-102 – War Against the Weak
  • Wednesday, February 24
    • 10:45 am – Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Cohen Center Room 247 – IBM and the Holocaust
    • 6:30 pm – St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples – War Against the Weak

The Museum will hold a Welcome Dinner for Mr. Black on Monday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm at Vasari Country Club, where he will be presented with a specially-created inaugural award, the Abe Price Moral Compass, named in honor of a local Holocaust Survivor and late resident of Naples, Florida, much beloved by the community. For details on the Sponsor opportunities and ticket information, please contact Amy Snyder at 239-263-9200.




February 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - February 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm