Welcome to a small selection of our collection and scenes from our past events.
Come see the artwork and expression of Mel Mermelstein. His collection and adaptation of artifacts from Auschwitz-Birkenau represent his interpretation and catharsis of his experiences as a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.
For seven weeks I've lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don't live in here,
in the ghetto.
Pavel Friedmann, June 1942, Theresienstadt
"The visit was enjoyable and informative. The Center performs a mitzvah by providing an opportunity for students to learn about the Holocaust. Thank you for that."
"Our trip to the Center today was a home run. The teacher said it was one of the most impactful trips ever and the students were able to take in a deeper perspective of the Holocaust than traditional exhibits provide. Mel Mermelstein is alive and well in our students' minds."
"Throughout the years, I've heard about the Holocaust in books and movies. It was very impactful to see such things in front of my eyes. It is more than 'such things' as it is Mel's art. I found it so impactful Mel can create such art out of such dark times. I admire the way he created such unique and inspirational art. Thank you so much for having me and my classmates in such a life-changing experience."