Holocaust Documentation and Education Center

Holocaust Survivors
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Julius Eisenstein looks great for having just turned 100 years old. 

He walked into his second birthday party on Thursday morning waving to a clapping crowd at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County. 

 

Eisenstein, who lives in Hallandale Beach,  is one of Broward County's most outspoken Holocaust survivors. 

Photo by Howie Sonnenschein/Holocaust Documentation and Education Center / WLRN

More than 800 high schoolers filled a ballroom in the Broward County Convention Center Wednesday morning to hear from Holocaust survivors.

The survivors gave advice to students about how to overcome forms of intolerance and anti-semitism that are on the rise in the U.S., such as bullying, bigotry and shootings. They spoke about the October shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
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The entire crowd inside the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center on Sunday joined in singing the national anthem of Israel. 

It was the opening of the exhibit: Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann

The Nazi official orchestrated much of the Holocaust. He was hanged in Israel in 1962. 

More than 500 people came to see the exhibit, which features original documents from when Eichmann was captured in Argentina, and artifacts from his trial.