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Alicia Appleman-Jurman: Her Story and Beyond

Alicia Appleman-Jurman was only 11 years old when the Nazis invaded & occupied her homeland of Poland.  Alicia survived World War II & the Jewish Holocaust.  Alicia: My Story is the inspiring account of her survival and recounts through the eyes of one the brutality perpetrated on millions.

Importantly, Alicia's story portrays those targeted by genocide not as victims, but as agents in their own survival.  Following her life between ages 9 and 18, the memoir empowers young persons, and young women in particular. In showing Alicia's resilience, courage, and humanity in the face of extraordinarily horrific events, this exhibit seeks to inspire the ideal of tikkun olam - making the world a better place.

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a proud sponsor of Alicia Appleman-Jurman: Her Story & Beyond - An Interactive, Student-Focused Website forHolocaust Education.

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Portraying Courage: Holocaust Survivors in Voice & Image

In the Fall of 2010, the USF Tampa Library Department of Special and Digital Collections partnered with the Florida Holocaust Museum to present an exhibit entitled “Art and Autobiography: Holocaust Survivor Portraits by Nava Mentkow.” This digital exhibition of portraits and testimonies is presented as a lasting effort not only to share Nava Lundy's (nee Mentkow) sensitive and poignant portraits, but to preserve each survivor’s history and provide a meaningful multimedia experience.


"When you listen to a witness, you become a witness."

-  Elie Wiesel


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Speaking Out About Genocide: The Voices of Survivors, Upstanders, and Experts



Throughout the 20th century, genocides were perpetrated across the globe.  Governments attempted to exterminate entire classes of their citizens based on religion, race, or ethnicity.  Tribal and clan prejudices led to civil wars where hundreds of thousands were killed, injured, and/or left homeless and displaced to refugee camps. 

This exhibit explores the history and reality of genocide through the voices of the people effected.  Survivors describe, sometimes in graphic detail, their lives before, during, and after genocide.  Activists and scholars discuss how genocides happen and what can be done to stop genocide in the future.

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