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Florida Holocaust Museum to offer free admission to honor memory

ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Holocaust Museum will offer free admission on April 12 in observance of Yom HaShoah, which honors the memory of the more than 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust.

The names of Holocaust victims will be read continuously throughout the day. Holocaust survivors Halina Herman will speak at noon and Gary Silvers at 2 p.m.

The day will culminate with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and the Tampa Rabbinical Association, followed by a Holocaust survivor talk with sisters Marie Silverman and Jeannette Bornstein.

The museum, at 55 Fifth St. S, will be open from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those seeking to participate in reading the names of Holocaust victims aloud should call the museum at (727) 820-0100, ext. 249, to schedule a time.