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
Local students were celebrated by The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) in this year’s Olga & Eugene Guttman Visual Arts and Writing Contest.
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.
Online Programming for Teachers, Students and the Community
Deputy Consul General of Israel in Miami, Kasa Bainesay-Harbor and three of our Survivors, Magda Bader, Norman Frajman and Judy Rodan discuss “from darkness to light, from the Holocaust to Israel”.
Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and author Yvette Manessis Corporon scours the globe to track down the Jewish family that her Greek Orthodox grandmother saved from the Holocaust in 1944.
When Pennsylvanian teen Jane Bomberger and American exchange student Robert Harlan learned about Nazi persecution of Jews, they wanted to take action.