Florida Bill Mandating Holocaust Education
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
“LEGACY OF REMEMBRANCE”
for all our children and grandchildren so they will know and understand the meaning of NEVER AGAIN
The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) is devoted to documenting the memory of the Holocaust and educating today’s generation about the dangers of bigotry, hatred and intolerance.
The HDEC is central in collecting over 2,500 oral histories of Survivors, Liberators, and Rescuers as well as artifacts, photographs and documents that provide invaluable eyewitness accounts of the history of the Holocaust. The Museum also features the unique combination of two iconic anchor artifacts – an authenticated Holocaust Railcar and an authenticated United States Sherman Tank of the type that liberated Dachau. These two artifacts provide impactful moments of reflection for visitors.
In compliance with Florida’s Holocaust Education Statute, the HDEC hosts Student Awareness Days and other programs throughout the year which serve to educate our students.
In the News
After months of closure due to COVID-19, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center in Dania Beach has officially reopened its facility for tours.
Despite schools closing their campuses and switching to virtual learning in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center in Dania Beach was still able to award student winners of its annual “Olga & Eugene Guttman” and “A Simple Act of Kindness” visual arts and writing contests this year.
More than 6 million people, most of them Jews, died in the Holocaust. The music they wrote as a temporary escape, however, did not, thanks in part to the efforts of an Italian composer and pianist.
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Dr. Michael Berenbaum is the director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, Los Angeles, California, and a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University.
History Channel Film “Diplomats of the Damned” shows the bravery of foreign service diplomats: Carl Lutz, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Hiram Bingham and George Ferdinand Duckwitz.
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