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
Nonagenarian Gary Eichenwald has seen and heard it all during his lifetime. He’ll never forget Nov. 9-10, 1938.
On October 13, the HDEC planned a “Drive-By” for our beloved Survivor Julius Eisenstein’s 101st Birthday!
(JTA) – Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy.
Online Programming for Teachers, Students and the Community
The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is delighted to share the following series “Herzl Explained” with David Matlow, friend of the HDEC, who is in possession of the world’s largest private collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia.
At the age of 27, in his first turn as prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz led what was then called “the biggest murder trial in history.”
In June 1940, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul-General in Bordeaux, France, issued life-saving visas to thousands of Holocaust refugees in defiance of his government’s direct orders – an action for which he paid a heavy personal price.