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Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida

The Holocaust Memorial is a poignant display that I recommend everyone visit. Located in Maitland, FL, the Memorial is a large conference size room with displays, information, and videos along the walls. There is a separate research library through a corridor as well.

Admission is free, however they do accept donations at the door. To gain entrance, there is a button to the left of the entrance doors.

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I have gone back and forth on writing this additional part to the posting because I didn't want to take anything away from this touching memorial. However, prospective visitors will want to know that this is from the Jewish perspective. While Jews were the largest single group targeted by the German Nazi's, there were other victims (Slavs, Ethnic Poles and Serbs, Soviet POW's, Romanis, the disabled and mentally ill, gay people, the political left, freemasons, and Jehovah's Witnesses) numbering around 5-6 million (depending on which source one finds) which roughly equal the number of Jews killed. This significant "other" number is mentioned only once, that I could find, in this Memorial.

While I still certainly recommend this Memorial, I would also like to inform prospective visitors that this is centered around the Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.


  1. In order to understand the "Jewish" perspective of this Center, it's important to know that it was founded by Jewish Survivors. Because it is one of the oldest Holocaust Centers in the nation, it reflects the state of knowledge (and the technology) of that time. Inside the door, however, is a small exhibit that includes a survivor from Rwanda, a photo of the 9/11 towers in flame, and a photo taken last year of a small group of protesters -- the same group that pickets military funerals -- holding anti- homosexual and anti-Semitic signs.

    The lending library, which has about 6,000 books, covers other victim groups in great detail.

  2. Free Time FloridaDecember 13, 2010

    Great information! Thank you Susan.