Orlando's Holocaust museum is getting a huge expansion


April 29, 2022

Rendering of the new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity in downtown Orlando.

(JTA) - Situated beside the building that houses the Jewish community center, the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Academy of Orlando lies a tiny, hidden gem of a Holocaust museum.

Despite its small size - a mere 7,000 square feet - the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has been a fixture in Central Florida for the last three decades. For Orlandoans who went to middle or high school during that time, there's a high chance they interacted with the museum or its programs at some point.

Established by Holocaust survivor and Orlando resident Tess Wise in the 1980s, the...

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