Florida Bill Mandating Holocaust Education

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Students learning from Survivors

“For the dead and the living,
we must bear witness.”
Elie Wiesel

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– Maya Angelou

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

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Endowing a
for all our children and grandchildren so they will know and understand the meaning of NEVER AGAIN

The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) has been devoted to documenting the memory of the Holocaust and educating today’s generation about the dangers of bigotry, hatred, and intolerance for the past 39 years.

The museum has been 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 to the story of the Holocaust. The museum also features a unique combination of two iconic artifacts – a Railcar and an American Sherman Tank – of the type that liberated Dachau – that provide impactful moments of reflection for visitors.

As a leader of Florida’s Holocaust education statute, the HDEC hosts Student Awareness Days and programs that educate younger generations about the continued issues of hatred, bigotry and bullying. Students participate in writing contests as well as interact with the Survivor community in South Florida.


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On View Now!

Israel: Then & Now

November 4, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Holocaust Documentation & Education Center

Israel: Then & Now tells the story of a people with no home, rejected across the globe for religious beliefs, finding hope in a land they can make their own. In 1948, when Israel was declared the first Jewish state, it gave the Jewish people an opportunity to create a home for themselves and their children—what would come of this land, the people, and a culture? Audiences are invited to take a look back and imagine what’s ahead during this world-premiere exhibition that combines milestone moments, historic images, interactive media, and film to explore Israel: Then & Now.

303 N. Federal Hwy. Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 929-5690
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

**Due to the large volume of booked tours we encourage you to schedule your tour in advance.** 

**Please contact or (954) 929-5690 X 304 to schedule your tour.**

General Admission $10 Student Admission $5
Survivors, Liberators and their spouses are admitted at no charge. 

Israel: Then & Now is a production of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio.