The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center in Naples presents “The Luncheon with Music of Hope and Remembrance” on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The event is the premiere early winter event in Naples, with net proceeds benefiting the Museum’s Education programs. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples is hosting the luncheon from 11:45am – 1:30pm, with a Mimosa Reception for sponsors from 11:00-11:45am
The Luncheon program will feature a performance by the highly regarded Voices of Naples Choral Ensemble, conducted by Douglas Renfroe. The group will perform songs “of hope and remembrance” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of an artistic uprising at the Theresienstadt concentration
camp in 1944. Among the camp’s prisoners were many well-known Jewish artists, musicians and singers. Prior to the now-infamous Red Cross inspection of Theresienstadt in June, 1944, the Nazis staged the camp to make it appear as though its inmates were humanely treated. For the duration of the Red Cross visit, the “model” camp had newly painted buildings, fresh landscaping, plenty of food, a school and the opportunity to participate in music and arts programming. They even planned a music performance of Verdi’s Requiem by inmates for their guests, camp leaders and other high- ranking Nazis.
2020 begins a year of special programming at the Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of concentration camps. With the theme “Butterflies of Hope and Remembrance,” the Museum is partnering with several Southwest Florida organizations to present films, speakers, and other activities. Subscription tickets are now available for the 8th Annual Elliott Katz Holocaust History Lecture Series at Hodges University. Save the Date – March 2, 2020 for Triumph 2020 with special guest Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Tickets and sponsorships are available on the Museum’s website – www.HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.
For more details, please contact Tim Morrison at Tim@HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org
or 239-263-9200. Visit the Museum’s website for more information in our Calendar of Events
and hours of operation – www.HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.
Please note: the Museum moved to a new location –
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Ste 108,
Naples, FL 34110.