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New Holocaust Museum to Open in Cocoa Beach Florida

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This unique traveling art museum, created and staffed by school children, opens for five days beginning Sunday, April 19.

The student artists, ranging from grade school through high school, travel with the museum and serve as guides.

Museum organizers have announced that all students and teachers will be admitted free, as well as any adult who accompanies a student.

Nova Conner of St. Cloud is excited to see the Holocaust artwork displayed here in Central Florida.

She will be one of over 40 volunteers staffing the museum.

With more than 600 pieces of student-created art, including oils, pastels, charcoals, pen and ink drawings, sculptures, and scale models, the museum will completely fill the exhibition hall at the Space Coast Convention Center on I-95 and SR 520.

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It will open from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, and continue from Monday – Thursday, April 20 – 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Viera author Jaimie Engle will lead a seminar on ways to prevent bullying, on Monday, April 20, and repeated on Wednesday, April 22, both nights from 6–7:30 p.m.

Engle wrote the anti-bullying children’s book Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light after her son was bullied at school.

“Remember, with #everykidsvoice we can #targetbullying to stop it!”​ she said.

Museum director Karel Reynolds will add insight on connections between bullying and the Holocaust.

A full schedule of lectures on various Holocaust topics will be offered from Monday to Thursday.

Speakers include Holocaust survivors, teachers, a concentration camp liberator, and ninth grade students.

A Holocaust survivor will recount his experience on “The Voyage of Doom,” the MS St. Louis, a ship with nearly 1,000 German Jews that was not allowed to land in the U.S. in 1939.

Article Courtesy of: Space Coast Daily

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