Florida Holocaust Museum’s new exhibition features work of a political cartoonist who used to skewer Nazis

Streaming live on FHM’s Facebook at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. Or visit for free on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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click to enlarge Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk may be best known for his wartime anti-Nazi illustrations and for the Haggadah he illustrated in the tradition of medieval illuminated manuscripts. - COURTESY
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Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk may be best known for his wartime anti-Nazi illustrations and for the Haggadah he illustrated in the tradition of medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Next month, the Florida Holocaust Museum is set to debut its new exhibition "Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue: the Art and Propaganda of Arthur Szyk." The beauty of this new exhibit is that you can get a free virtual tour without leaving your couch. This means no crowds and no need for a mask while you get a dose of culture within the comfort of your own bubble.

If that's something you'd like to do, mark your calendar for Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. to tune into Facebook Live via the FHM’s page (@TheFHM). 

Throughout the Facebook Live event, attendees will be among the first to experience the "Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue" exhibition featuring illustrations, illuminated books, and other works from Polish-Jewish artist who created political cartoons and propaganda that took aim at Nazi Germany’s murderous policies. 

The exhibition focuses on his early artwork, created before World War II including the famous a Passover Haggadah Szyk illustrated, plus illustrations and propaganda drawn and painted during World War II that ridiculed the Nazis. The exhibition also features works that speak out for social justice and tolerance in the United States as well as works praising American ideals of liberty and justice.

As an added bonus for tuning in, Szyk scholar Irvin Ungar—who's curated and consulted for numerous Szyk exhibitions—will speak during the free event (he is also the author of "Arthur Szyk, Soldier in Art" and publisher of the limited edition of "The Szyk Haggadah").

If you can’t tune into the virtual exhibit, you can slide by for free admission during International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. Advanced timed tickets will still be required to visit The FHM on this day through thefhm.org.

Beginning Jan. 2, the Florida Holocaust Museum will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Just a heads up, advanced timed tickets are required to help with social distancing through the museum’s website

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th St. S. in St. Petersburg.

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