The Artifact Collection

The HDEC has acquired an extensive collection of thousands of artifacts, documents and memorabilia. The Artifact Collection contains over 1,000 items and includes; a rescued Torah, yellow stars, armbands, clothing, religious objects, Nazi guns, a U.S. Liberator’s uniform, Nazi flags and regalia, an extensive map collection, and a concentration camp jacket, as well as a variety of documents such as passports, identity cards, letters, postcards, work permits, diaries, falsified documents, and original artwork done in concentration camps.

The Museum will tell the history of the Holocaust from 1933 – 1945 and post Liberation. The following are some of the themes the Museum will examine:

  • Precursors/Antecedents to the Holocaust
  • Rise of the Nazi Party
  • The Ghettos
  • Genocide and the Holocaust
  • Resistance: Courageous Acts in Desperate Times
  • Rescuers
  • The Final Solution
  • Liberation
  • Reflection, Remembrance and Responsibility
Holocaust Artifact
Holocaust Artifact - torah
Holocaust Artifact
Holocaust Artifact

Please note for example artifacts can include concentration camp uniforms, Jewish stars, items from Jewish life before, the pre-war years, Liberation, the DP camps, and material from the post-Holocaust life of Survivors in the United States and Israel.

These artifacts are important memorabilia of Survivor’s lives before, during and after the Holocaust. We look forward to giving these artifacts a permanent home for present and future generations to see. Every donated item will be featured virtually in the HDEC Permanent Exhibition.

Please do not discard any artifacts. Each one has a story to tell.

To donate artifacts or if you have any questions please call
(954) 929-5690 X 304 or email

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