For the past 40 years, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) has attained an unprecedented record of achievement in Holocaust documentation and education. Currently, the HDEC is focused on completing the buildout of the first interactive South Florida Holocaust Museum which will ensure, enrich, and enhance our “MISSION OF A LIVING MEMORIAL THROUGH EDUCATION.”

The case for our Museum is simple and straightforward. These are the facts. 75 years after Liberation of the Holocaust, we find ourselves confronting the following inevitable truths: our beloved Survivor Generation is diminishing too quickly, Holocaust denial is on the rise and the world continues to face increasing ethnic hatred, unimaginable terrorism and rising antisemitism.

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We at the HDEC have been in the trenches for four decades aggressively combatting hatred, prejudice and violence and we need to do more to remember and ensure our beloved Survivor’s legacy for this and future generations.


The following 40th Anniversary year-end update, highlights our efforts over these past 12 months:

Traveling Exhibitions:
Israel Then & Now
on loan from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will be on view until March 31, 2021. A preview of the exhibition can be viewed here

A Legacy to Remember is a Fine Art Exhibition of paintings and drawings depicting hate and antisemitism by local artist Mark L. Cohen. “These works are another form of documentation of the Holocaust.” The exhibition will run from January 18, 2021 – July 30, 2021.

“Make a Difference – They Did”Mark Cohen’s newest exhibition is a series of paintings of heroes in our time that made a difference.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The exhibition examines how from 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried our a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” The exhibition will run from November 2021 – April 2022.

If you wish to schedule a tour please call 954-929-5690 x 304 or email All health and safety guidelines per CDC and Broward County re in place and must be observed.

Over this year, thousands of visitors have come from Broward, Collier, Duval, Hillsborough, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties as well as the following states: California, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington DC and the following countries: Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Israel, Poland, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Due to these unprecedented times all our programming, as many of you know, since April, has been featured online through film, classroom Zoom presentations with Survivors and members of our Speakers Bureau, and panel discussions.

Despite the fact these months have been filled with uncertainties and challenges, the HDEC has become stronger and more visible because we have gone virtual. As a result, we have formed new partnerships, garnered new audiences and have been able to provide tremendous outreach and resources more than ever before locally, nationally and internationally. Please visit our website for a listing of all online programs, a list of those still available can be found here.

The HDEC has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and our website which features our online programs, news coverage, Bibliography, Filmography and Webography!

Student Awareness Days, one of the most important and sought-after prejudice-reduction, anti-bullying programs will be presented virtually for thousands of South Florida High School Students.

The Speakers Bureau offers Zoom presentations with Survivors, Liberators and Second and Third Generation. If you would like to arrange for a Zoom presentation please contact

The 2020-2021 Jean and Jules Kluger Visual Arts and Writing Contest and “A Simple Act of Kindness” Contests: This year’s theme for the Visual Arts and Writing Contest is “How Can We Be Our Brother’s Keeper and Stand Up For One Another?” The contests will run till May 6, 2021. All submissions will be electronic and winners will be announced in June.

The Documentation Department continues to videotape Survivors, Liberators and other eyewitnesses. To date, the HDEC has completed 2,500 interviews and approximately 60 percent of these interviews have been transcribed. In addition, the HDEC has 84 volunteers who translate, audit/edit, foreign/edit and proofread these transcripts. If you are interested in volunteering please contact

Artifact Collection Ongoing: The HDEC has amassed over 7,500 artifacts, photographs and documents. Please contact if you wish to donate.

First Online Raffle with over 40 prizes! The raffle concludes on December 8, 2020. If you wish to purchase tickets please click here.

The HDEC is in Year 2 of “LIFE & LEGACY”, a special endowment program in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Broward County. To learn more about how you can leave a lasting legacy and join our LEGACY Society please click here.

Please help us keep our “PROMISE TO REMEMBER” to our beloved Survivors so that all our children and grandchildren will learn and understand why they must become the moral voice of conscience and stand up and speak out in the face of evil, hatred and adversity.

Thank you so much for your kind consideration in making your Year End Commitment to help us ensure the continuation of all the above-described efforts.

For your convenience, your donation can be made through:

  • Our website
  • PayPal
  • Mailed to the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center at 303 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004
  • Or you may call (954) 929-5690, extension 306.

We thank you so much again.

We wish to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a healthy, safe and happy Holiday Season and New Year!