For Immediate Release May 17, 2007

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center Convenes its Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting

Harry A. “Hap” Levy, president of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Center=s twenty-seventh Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida.

“The Center has reached an important milestone. After twenty-seven years, we are knee deep in the planning and construction of the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, which will be a unique setting of memory and hope. This Museum will challenge the hearts and minds of present and future generations and will leave each visitor changed. The exhibition will be in English and Spanish and will include testimonies of South Florida Survivors, liberators, and rescuers. We will also have a rail car of the type used by the Nazis during the Holocaust to transport millions of Jews to concentration camps and to their untimely deaths. The car will remain unaltered in its “war transportation” state and will receive only minor treatments for preservation and visitor safety. It will be permanently installed on “dead tracks” at the southwest corner of South 21st Avenue and Harrison Street, just ½ block from the new museum,” said Harry A. Levy, president.

Also featured at the Annual Meeting will be the highlights of the Center’s documentation and educational efforts over the past twenty-six years. Certificates of appreciation will be presented to each of the Survivors and liberators, who have given their testimony to the Center during this past year. The Center=s acclaimed oral history collection of over 2,400 is the largest, self-produced, standardized archive of Holocaust interviews in the country. Licensed copies of the Center=s collection continue to be provided to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Annually, the Center holds a Writing and Visual Arts Holocaust Remembrance Contest for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach students in elementary, middle, and high schools. Awards will be presented to each of the student winners of this year’s contest, which was entitled “The Holocaust and the Children: Its Youngest Victims.” First place winners in each category will share their entries and will be presented with awards. The overall winner is Traver Dodoye, Coconut Crrek High School, Grade 11. The first place winners for visual arts are Twiggy Boyar and Meynardo Garcia, Coconut Creek High School, Grade 11; Olivia Argiro, Highland Oaks Middle School, Grade 8; Roxanne Nall, Cutler Ridge Elementary School, Grade 5. The first place winners for writing are Jennifer Green, Boca Raton High School, Grade 12; Talya Rejtman, Pioneer Middle School, Grade 7, and Veronica Perez, Highpoint Academy, Grade 5.

The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center will also honor its volunteers of the year in various categories, whose commitment and dedicated efforts have helped ensure and enrich the success of the Center’s programs and events. Special awards will be given to several volunteers for their tremendous dedication and devotion to ensuring that the authentic memory of the Holocaust will be preserved and perpetuated.

For further information, please contact Rositta E. Kenigsberg, Executive Vice President at the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center at 954-929-5690.