Memorial Resource & Education Center
851 North Maitland Avenue, Maitland 32751
Hours:Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: At Maitland Boulevard and Maitland Avenue, about a mile east of I-4 Exit 90
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center houses a modest and moving museum commemorating one of the darkest moments in human experience — the martyrdom of the six million Jews ruthlessly exterminated by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.
A small chapel-like room houses “The Holocaust in History,” a permanent collection of multimedia displays documenting the horrors of institutionalized hate. A separate room houses rotating exhibits on aspects of the Holocaust; these change every three to four months. A rapidly expanding 6,000-volume library is devoted exclusively to Holocaust history.
A visit here can be a profoundly disturbing experience, which is not to say it is something to shy away from. Stepping out once again into the Florida sunshine, we are reminded that we have been blessed to live on one of history’s peaks — a lesser peak, it might be argued, but a peak nonetheless. A visit here will put the pleasures of your Orlando vacation in a richer perspective.
Nearby: Maitland Art Center, Maitland Historical Museum, Waterhouse Residence, Birds of Prey Center.
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