Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center
“Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future." -Elie Wiesel
The Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center serves as a testament to understanding the lessons of the Holocaust and connecting them to the experiences of today. The Nudel HLC preserves the memories of the millions who perished and those who survived this horrific event. It serves as an education center for the community with information on hot button topics like anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, propaganda, cyber-hate and genocide.
Currently, the Nudel Holocaust Learning Center is undergoing a complete renovation that includes digitization, a website for online viewing and research and the curating and updating of artifacts. The Nudel HLC is the new home of The George Gottlieb Holocaust & Jewish Education Program that offers:
- Classes on current events, Israel and the Middle East
- Yiddish classes
- Political science and economics discussions/lectures
- Survivors support
- Adult Jewish education classes through a partnership with the Lifelong Learning Institute of Nova Southeastern University
“The focus of the Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center is not just on human suffering but the beauty of Jewish life.” – Annette Labovitz
The Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center
Welcome to The George Gottlieb Program for Holocaust and Jewish Education at the Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center (MNHLC). Our MNHLC was initially established in 1989 to provide Holocaust education for the community. The MNHLC was named and dedicated to the memory of Mania Nudel, mother of Dr. Jack Nudel, the MNHLC’s first benefactor. The David Posnack Jewish Community Center (DPJCC), along with the Jewish Federation’s Office of Jewish Education, created a space with assorted materials to teach and research the history that led to and included the greatest catastrophic event of the 20th century, the Holocaust.
Some 32 years later the DPJCC feels that it is time for a much-needed facelift and overhaul of the MNHLC. Thanks to the generosity of Laurence and Marcie Gottlieb, the children of George Gottlieb, who was one of our community’s unfaltering survivors, and with Jack Nudel’s recent endowment the DPJCC is able to bring the MNHLC into the 21st century of teaching with the newest available technology.
The purpose of The George Gottlieb Program for Holocaust and Jewish Education at the Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center is to engage and educate our community and its youth with regard to the Holocaust and the concept of indifference; teach how to respond to hateful speech; and encourage the community to stand up against racism and speak out against oppression. The MNHLC also seeks to create a special place where dialogue is valued, while recognizing and honoring those who made choices to save human lives at the risk of their own. Overall, the objective of this sacred space is to enrich the lives of its participants through commemoration, education and inspiration and by remembering the past in order to build a committed future generation.