Mayor Mara Giulianti of Hollywood and Harry A. “Hap” Levy, president of the
Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, are pleased to announce the
Dedication Ceremony for the building, which will house the first South
Florida Holocaust Museum. The ceremony, which will take place on Thursday,
April 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood,
Florida, will mark a new beginning.

Testimonies of South Florida Survivors will be used to tell the story, with
special attention to events such as the passage of the SS St. Louis by our
shores. The storyline will be in both English and Spanish.

The master of ceremonies will be David Lawrence Jr., President of The Early
Childhood Initiative Foundation. The program will include founding members
of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center including Dr. Abraham
Fischler, president emeritus of Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Gregory
Wolfe, former president of Florida International University, and Rev. Msgr.
Franklyn Casale, president of St. Thomas University, as well as many local,
state, and national dignitaries. Consul General of Israel Yitsak Ben Gad
will give greetings. The Everglades Elementary School fifth grade choir,
consisting of 90 students, will perform, and the JROTC from Coconut Creek
High School will serve as the Color Guard. Rita Hofrichter, a Survivor of
the Holocaust, will pass down the Legacy of Remembrance to the second
generation, and George Katzman, a liberator, will share a significant
message of liberation.

The Dedication Ceremony is open to the public. Parking for buses bringing
large groups will be provided. Please notify the Center if you will be
bringing a busload of people. Refreshments will be served. For further
information, please contact Rositta E. Kenigsberg at 305-919-5690.