The Museum is now open at its new location! Hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.

Commentary: It’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2018

By Susan Suarez, Executive director, The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida On Jan. 27, 1945, the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. In 2005, the U.N. General Assembly proclaimed Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. More than 11 million people were killed in the Holocaust. The number is so […]

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Naples’ Holocaust Museum Inspires Students to Never Forget

January 4, 2018

By Joan Hogan  The following article appeared in the January 2018 issue of Neopolitan Family magazine In November 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks the day in 1945 when the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by the advancing Red Army. Read Full Article

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Survivor Takes Stage

August 24, 2017

By HARRIET HOWARD HEITHAUS | Naples Daily News Appeared in AUGUST 24, 2017 Neopolitan Sabine van Dam of Naples and her sister were 4 and 9 years old when their family put on all clothes they could wear, loaded their coat linings with valuables and slipped out the door of their Polish home forever. The […]

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Holocaust survivor’s fabric art at Naples museum

July 5, 2017

Harriet Howard Heithaus The photos have the color, detail and careful stitching of a grandmother’s quilt. But the story they tell is one of terror and flight, a young life disrupted and a family murdered, during World War II. Photographs of “Fabric of Survival,” a gripping series of fabric murals created by a Jewish survivor […]

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‘Fabric of Survival’ on exhibit at Holocaust museum

June 22, 2017

BY CINDY PIERCE The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents a unique photographic exhibit this summer on the theme of Holocaust memory. “Fabric of Survival: The Story of Esther Niesental Krinitz as Told through Her Needlework” has been displayed around the world and will be at the center in Naples through Aug. […]

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Naples Daily News Video report

March 24, 2017

The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida teaches the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The museum provides educational programs and activities. View the Video on

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The true tale of the wartime escape that saved Curious George

November 27, 2016

Have you ever wondered about the story behind the story of that curious little monkey named George? Did you know that he was a World War II refugee and came to the United States with a different name? The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida invites you to learn about George’s creators, H.A. […]

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November 26, 2016

by Sandra Lee Buxton Some people cook with flair, some cook with family, yet others take pleasure in cooking with history, and now you can too. Yes, I did mean history. I suggest that you visit the Holocaust Museum and pick up the special cookbooks that make this possible. Grab a copy for yourself of […]

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Lessons of yesterday and their relevance today HOLOCAUST MUSEUM – From the Publisher

April 28, 2016

As a former Board member of the Holocaust Museum and continued event patron, I recently attended the Triumph Awards and celebration of the museum’s 15th Anniversary. This sold out event was engaging as well as inspirational. The honorees this year were Jack and F. E. Nortman. The Nortman family is responsible for the Boxcar Foundation […]

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“Remembering the lost”

April 4, 2016

The unique origin of the Museum was a Naples, Florida middle school classroom exhibit created by students and teachers studying the Holocaust. In 2001, the exhibit was transformed into a museum and educational center, operating as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. With our focus on education, our programs have reached over 23,000 students in the 2008/2009 […]

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