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St. Petersburg's Holocaust Museum marks 25th anniversary with multiple events

ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Holocaust Museum is joining with Eckerd College to release a 25th Anniversary oral history series, "25 Survivors, 25 Stories … Celebrating 25 Years."

Over the next 25 months, the series will feature a different Holocaust survivor on the 25th of each month. Survivors will help to further the understanding of the Holocaust, the effects of World War II on individuals, families and communities dispersed throughout the world, and its reverberations into current times.

Other 25th anniversary programs will be presented in coming months, including the museum's newest exhibition, "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945." It will examine the Nazi regime's attempt to eradicate homosexuality.

The opening reception will include a lecture by Erik Jensen, a specialist in the history of Germany and gender and sexuality, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 55 Fifth St. S. The event is free to members and $9 per person for general admission. RSVP by calling (727) 820-0100, ext. 301.