The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center (HDEC) is a non-profit organization that has sought to preserve a historically accurate record of the Holocaust since its founding in the early 1980s. For more than a decade now, HDEC has cultivated eyewitness accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust to create a rich history of this dark period. The HDEC also aims to teach people the Holocaust’s various lessons through programming and exhibitions, focusing on important and timely issues such as prejudice, racism, and bullying.
Among the HDEC’s many goals, it was successful in getting all Florida public schools to implement a Holocaust education program after one-time Governor Lawton Chiles signed the Florida Statute 1003.42.
The HDEC is working on debuting the South Florida Holocaust Museum with ambitious plans in store, including a fully restored rail car and a US Army M3A4 Sherman tank. Once it opens, visitors will find photographs, documents, and other items that pertain to the Holocaust. Currently, HDEC’s extensive research and reference library consist of over 5,000 books, DVDs, journals, and videos.
For more information about The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, visit http://hdec.org or call 954-929-5690.
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