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Updated: 01/15/2014 08:00:04AM

Find hope at Holocaust museum

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Boxcar No. 113 069-5 once carried Jews and others to concentration camps. This original boxcar, located inside the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, is a shocking reminder of the horrors committed against millions.

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A yellow Star of David patch worn by Sam Schryver is one of the many pieces of history on display at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.

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Michael Smuss’ collection, “Reflections of a Survivor,” is on display on the third floor of the Florida Holocaust Museum.

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Holocaust Images: Sculptures by Diana Lubarsky is on display through Jan. 26 at the Florida Holocaust Museum. About this piece, “Four Faces,” Lubarsky wrote: “The last link of the chain is open ... In hope for the sixth commandment of God THOU SHALT NOT KILL.”

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The Florida Holocaust Museum includes an exhibit educating visitors about acts of genocide elsewhere in the world.

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It’s hard to imagine the horrors of being herded into a boxcar like this one at the Florida Holocaust Museum.

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Sculptor Diana Lubarsky leaves out the Nazi soldiers and attack dogs so they are not memorialized in this piece called “The Selection — Auschwitz.” The sculpture shows people getting off the trains and being directed down one of two paths: “Some to the barracks, some to the gas chambers,” she wrote.

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The Florida Holocaust Museum is located in St. Petersburg near other museums, restaurants and shops.

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I call it the Boxcar Theory.

Maybe it’s not an original thought. Maybe somebody else coined the phrase. Doesn’t really matter.

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