Rise in antisemitism leads to evolving security plans for Orlando Holocaust Museum

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Holocaust Museum is in its planning stages, but it had to go back to the drawing board.


Not just for new ideas on designs but for security as well.

Antisemitic vandalism, assaults and harassments are up nationwide, resulting in impacts on the construction.

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Community members see it, acknowledge it, but say it’s not going to damper the positivity happening in their community.

The dilapidated former Chamber of Commerce building will be replaced with a bright-curved building to represent the Jewish community’s call to action and invite people to not be bystanders to hate.

The Anti-Defamation League found nearly 4,000 incidents of antisemitic vandalism and assaults last year.

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“When antisemitism is on the rise, all acts of hate are on the rise,” chief executive of the museum Talli Dippold said.

He said security was critical from the start of its $106 million proposal a year ago.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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