The Museum will be open Monday, January 27th from 1pm-4pm in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Free Admission, and self-guided and audio tours will be available; no Docent tour.

Boxcar Restoration at iTECH Technical College

January 29, 2016

The students and instructors at iTECH Technical College in Immokalee and getting an opportunity for “hands on history”.  For the past month, they have been restoring the Museum’s iconic WWII-era boxcar, on loan to the Museum from Jack & F.E. Nortman, the Nortman Family and The Boxcar Foundation. Click on the links below for more […]

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Immokalee students restore Holocaust artifact

January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 | IMMOKALEE, Fla. – An important piece of Holocaust history is being restored by students at Immokalee Technical College. A box car from Germany was created in 1919 and probably used for the sinister goals of Nazis, said Executive Director of the Holocaust Museum, Amy Snyder. “We know it is the […]

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Holocaust Museum’s boxcar also on display at Naples Municipal Airport

August 4, 2015

Naples Municipal Airport invites the public to visit the Museum of Military Memorabilia during August. Throughout the month, the Holocaust Museum’s boxcar, which likely was used for deportation during the Holocaust in World War II, will be on display at the airport’s Commercial Airline Terminal. A 12-panel exhibit travels with the boxcar and highlights the […]

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Holocaust boxcar to be displayed at Barron Collier High School

October 21, 2008

October 21, 2008 – The Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum’s “boxcar,” which was used for deportation during the Holocaust in World War II, will make its fourth appearance at a Collier County public school during the 2008-2009 school year when it is brought to Barron Collier High School, 5600 Cougar Drive in North Naples, on Oct. […]

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Our World: A grim reminder

June 29, 2008

By DAVID ALBERS, GREG KAHN, MANUEL MARTINEZ, LEXEY SWALL, Posted June 29, 2008 There was a fear. There was crying. Whispering. Not knowing. “Even as a child I do remember the fear and the anxiety of being locked in a car without knowing where we were going,” says Annelise Salamon, 77, a Holocaust survivor […]

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Naples students get history lesson on concentration camp boxcar

April 1, 2008

By KATHERINE LEWIS, Originally published April 1, 2008 The students climb the metal stairs and walk into the boxcar. Already in the morning heat, it is stifling and dark. “I can’t imagine being in there with 100 people,” said Kent Coyne, 14. “It felt claustrophobic in there.” Between 90 and 130 men, women and […]

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Nazi boxcar dedicated in Naples, a reminder of atrocities

January 27, 2008

By I.M. STACKEL, Published January 27, 2008 “God bless mama America,” Virginia Bukowski called out joyously after a speech or song. “God bless mama America.” Bukowski was in a Nazi concentration camp because she defied the Germans when they entered Poland. She wasn’t Jewish. All she did was tell the Nazis that they wouldn’t […]

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