For Immediate Release
Monday, April 13, 2015
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
Todah Menorah Memorial Exhibit at the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, is pleased to announce the opening of a new special exhibit in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts, Todah Menorah Memorial. The temporary exhibit will be on display through April 19, 2015 in downtown Tallahassee at the R.A. Gray building. Two U.S. Veterans, Philip Berkowitz and Gene Sweeney, created the Todah Menorah Memorial to honor the American, British, and Russian soldiers who liberated individuals from concentration camps from 1944-1945. The event is part of Victory Florida, a statewide campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War II.
“We are delighted to host the Memorial in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “These sculptures are a beautiful way to pay tribute to the WWII Allied troops who helped save and liberate Jewish captives, and others, from concentration camps.”
For more information about the Todah Menorah Memorial, please visit liberatorfoundation.org.
About the Division of Cultural Affairs
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information, visit dos.myflorida.com/cultural.
About Victory Florida
August 15, 2015, marks the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is drawing attention to this important anniversary during 2015 with the campaign “Victory Florida,” which honors and celebrates the heroes and heroines of World War II while educating Floridians about the important role our state played on the battlefield and on the home front. For more information, visit VivaFlorida.org/Victory.