The Archdiocese of Miami, in an extraordinary and an unprecedented gesture, has made an endowment to the Legacy of the Holocaust. In an effort to eradicate prejudice, hatred, and bigotry, the Archdiocese has generously donated $100, 000 toward the creation of the first South Florida Holocaust Museum to be located at 2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood, Florida. In an effort to build bridges and bring communities together, the Archdiocese of Miami recognizes the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s work in teaching the universal lessons of the Holocaust to this and future generations.

The Archdiocese of Miami joins the Center in acknowledging the importance of teaching values, pluralism, responsibility and respect for human dignity and decency to all regardless one’s country of origin, ethnic background, cultural heritage, religion, age, or gender. The first South Florida Holocaust Museum will put names and faces to the victims and will raise the sounds of their moral voices of conscience to mute the noise of prejudice and hatred.

The Museum is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2008. For further information about the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, please call Rositta E. Kenigsberg at 305-919-5690.