Current Exhibitions

 

Oral History Collection

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

On view until June 30, 2022

The Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race Exhibition explores the history of eugenics and the inhumane, criminal practices the Nazi Party utilized between 1933-1945. The Nazis, fueled by a genocidal ideology, aimed to eliminate those they deemed “life unworthy of life”. The Nazis and the medical professionals who furthered this ideology began with forced sterilizations and escalated to the “Euthanasia” Programs and Aktion T4 program, the goals of which were experimentation and mass murder. This Exhibition highlights many of these physicians, including Josef Mengele, known as the “Angel of Death”, who experimented on twins. These murderous practices left a mark on the medical field forever, including on medical ethics and social responsibility today. Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race walks us through this dark part of history and reminds us to continue the fight to never let it happen again.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race Exhibition is free of charge.

NOW OFFERING the ability to tour this exhibition using QR code scanning. Please bring your smartphone and headphones to be able to take advantage of this feature! Click here to learn more. 

303 N. Federal Hwy. Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 929-5690 www.hdec.org
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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

This exhibition is a production of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and has been made possible by The Lerner Foundation and Eric F. and Lore Ross, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990. 

This installation is sponsored by The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Scherr Family Fund, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., The Laurence and Edith Weiss Foundation, and Dr. Mary Lou Brotherson.

Israel: Then & Now
On view until June 30, 2022

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 www.hdec.org
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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

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

Israel: Then & Now is a production of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio.
This exhibition is made possible by the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. 

SPONSORED LOCALLY BY: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND THE FLORIDA COUNCIL ON ARTS AND CULTURE, BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BROWARD CULTURAL COUNCIL, THE SCHERR FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE EDELSBURG FAMILY, JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES, INC., THE LAURENCE AND EDITH WEISS FOUNDATION, SOUTHERN GLAZER’S WINE & SPIRITS, DON & HELENE HIRSCHFELD, ELLEN & STEVE ROSE, JUDY & LARRY WIENER, STACY REINES, DR. MARY LOU BROTHERSON, CHERYL DEAKTER, ANN GORDON & FAMILY, FLORIDA PENINSULA INSURANCE COMPANY, SENATOR NAN & DAVID RICH, DONALD & JUDY LEFTON, THE REAL FLORIDA JEWISH DIRECTORY, THE SHECHTMAN FAMILY, AND JULIE & HOWARD TALENFELD.

Oral History Collection
Oral History Collection

“A Legacy to Remember” Fine Art Exhibition – Encore Presentation
On view until June 20, 2022

Mark Cohen is an award-winning graphic designer, marketing communications executive, teacher, painter, and printmaker. His subject matter utilizes contemporary and past iconic figures from all walks of life, including politics, popular culture, entertainment, and war and peace.

Cohen’s paintings are large scale monochromatic works that demand notice. They have energy, impact and size. In these paintings, viewers can investigate issues of antisemitism and genocide.

Cohen’s intention is to remind viewers that more than 75 years after the Holocaust, we live in a world of not only continuing antisemitism, but hateful biases that result in genocides and senseless killings around the world. Cohen hopes that all of us will do everything possible to end hatred and promote understanding toward all people.

303 N. Federal Hwy. Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 929-5690 www.hdec.org
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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

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

This exhibition is made possible by the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center. 

Past Traveling Exhibitions

“A Legacy to Remember” Fine Art Exhibition
 August 4 – October 4, 2019

A Fine Art exhibition by Mark Cohen, an award-winning graphic designer, marketing communications executive, teacher, painter and printmaker. His subject matter utilizes contemporary and past iconic figures from all walks of life, including politics, popular culture, entertainment and war and peace.  

One of the subjects examined by Mr. Cohen is Amon Goeth, the commandant of the Plaszow Concentration Camp, featured in Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List.

The Plaszow Concentration Camp was both a labor and concentration camp. Study of Amon Goeth spurred the artist to create a series of paintings about three generations of women associated with Goeth; his mistress, Ruth Ann Kalder, daughter, Monika Hertwig and granddaughter, Jennifer Teegue.

 In these paintings and drawings, viewers can see issues of anti-Semitism, genocide and the psychological effects on the women closest to Goeth. These works are another form of documentation of the Holocaust.

 

Oral History Collection
Oral History Collection

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
September 6, 2018 – May 19, 2019

The head of the Nazis’ homicidal “Jewish Department” who zealously managed the transport of millions of innocent people to death camps vanished after World War II. Photographs, film and recently declassified spy artifacts reveal the dramatic secret history behind the daring abduction and globally broadcast trial of a principal perpetrator of the Final Solution.

Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann is a co-production of The Mossad – Israel Secret Intelligence Service; Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio.

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State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
February 11, 2018 – May 6, 2018

“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.” During the subsequent two decades, Nazi leaders showed the world bold, new ways to use it. Through a variety of sophisticated techniques, the Nazi Party sought to sway millions of Germans and other Europeans with appealing ideas of a utopian world along with frightful images of enemies it deemed threats to those dreams.

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda examines how the Nazis used propaganda to win broad voter support in Germany’s young democracy after World War I, implement radical programs under the party’s dictatorship in the 1930s, and justify war and mass murder. This most extreme case study emphasizes why the issue of propaganda matters and challenges citizens to actively question, analyze, and seek the truth.

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Oral History Collection