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 2,400 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
An 86-year-old Holocaust survivor recently worked on an innovative project that will allow students to ask her questions about her experience in the future.
A new project looks to preserve the past by providing a real-time interactive experience for anyone looking to have a conversation with a Holocaust survivor.
Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation is filming two South Florida Holocaust survivors for its Dimensions in Testimony project
Online Programming for Teachers, Students and the Community
Only the Butterflies are Free tells the story of the Holocaust through live survivor stories with music
The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights: “The Danger of Extremism in America – And How to Stop It”
Join TOLI on March 1, for a timely conversation with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), on his new book.
Don’t miss this riveting visual presentation as the author shows us the actual art pieces looted and stolen by the Nazis from family Jewish homes during the Holocaust.