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Never Forget

Title: Never Forget: How Public Memory of the Holocaust Is Displayed in Holocaust Museums and Memorials in Florida.
Name(s): Hoekstra, Nicole, author
Koslow, Jennifer, professor directing thesis
Grant, Jonathan, committee member
Stoltzfus, Nathan, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the similarities and differences between Florida's Holocaust museums and memorials and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this study is to illustrate how each institution is a reflection of its local community and how that reflection is based on each institution's perceived audience. Holocaust awareness grew in the United States over the last sixty years, culminating in the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993. Since its opening the museum has served as a template for other museums on how to define the Holocaust and promote education. Museums in Florida that have opened post-1993 contain elements that are reminiscent of the national museum. At the same time, they are designed in a way that best represents the audience that each institution reaches. This thesis uses newspapers, institutional records, interviews, and the physical examination of the memorials and museums themselves, to analyze the creation of public memory. These institutions of Holocaust memory in Florida have created a sense of place for survivors and their loved ones. They are also places to honor the memory of the people whose lives were lost. Lastly, they are permanent fixtures that ensure that the story of the Holocaust will not be forgotten by future generations.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3998 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: June 11, 2010.
Keywords: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Florida, Memorials, Museums, Public Memory, Holocaust
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jennifer Koslow, Professor Directing Thesis; Jonathan Grant, Committee Member; Nathan Stoltzfus, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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Owner Institution: FSU

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