Address
2031 Harrison St
Hollywood, FL 33020
phone: 954-929-5690
fax: 954-929-5635
e-mail: info@hdec.org
web: www.hdec.org
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturdayclosed
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Rositta E. Kenigsberg, Executive Vice President
phone: 305-940-5690
Harry A. Levy, President
Rita Hofrichter, Coordinator of Documentation Dept
Merle Saferstein, Director of Educational Outreach
Jean Eisen, Controller
Roberta Levenson, Executive Secretary
Ms. Fogel Jaime, Librarian

Description

In addition to historical documentation of the Holocaust, the Center educates students and the public about the Holocaust. Educational outreach programs include Student Awareness Days [prejudice reduction programs], volunteer interviewer training, Teachers' Institute on Holocaust Studies, Annual Visual Arts & Writing Contest, and a speakers' bureau. A Reference & Research library of approximately 6,500 books and films on the Holocaust has opened and organizes a monthly Meet the Author series. The Center is an official site of the State of Florida Task Force on Holocaust Education, and under the Task Force's auspices, has published the State of Florida Resource Manual on Holocaust Education which has been distributed to schools throughout the state. The Center has acquired a Holocaust rail car of the type used to transport Jews from ghettos to concentration camps.

Mission

Since 1980, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s mission is to endow A LIVING MEMORIAL THROUGH EDUCATION by preserving, protecting, and perpetuating the authentic memory of the Holocaust, thereby endowing a Legacy of Remembrance for this and future generations. Today, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center is embarking on the fulfillment of this mission by creating of the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, which is to become the first in North America to tell the story of the Holocaust in English and Spanish.

History

Governance

Private Non-Profit