Dr. Adam Seipp, an assistant professor of history at Texas A & M University and author of Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952, will present a special lecture on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. In the DHM/CET Theater.
As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide was launched in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government.
Bryan Mark Rigg, author of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military, will discuss his book at a special lecture at the Museum on April 25.
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians ... we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message—and Iranians responded in kind.
On loan from the world’s premiere Holocaust memorial museum, a special exhibit makes its first North American appearance at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance: A Monument of Good Deeds.
Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance for its annual Yom Hashoah Community Remembrance Service.
Yad Vashem and the Remembrance Authority in Israel embarked upon a worldwide project to grant title of Righteous Among the Nations to the few who helped Jews in the darkest time in their history.
A list of resources.
An Interview with Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, USHMM
As we near the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, article after article is being written on the passing of Holocaust survivors. The question repeatedly asked is: “Who will tell their stories once they are gone?”
“All the world is a stage,” the saying goes. But when the stage is a Holocaust Memorial used as a backdrop for a fashion photo shoot—not once, but twice—enough is enough.
This January, the Museum began an expanded 10 week docent training program to increase the number of docents.
All events will occur at the Museum unless otherwise noted.
By the time the Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album exhibit closes on March 30, 2013, more 22,089 people will have visited the Museum to view the exquisite photos. The following day the walls will become bare again.
Children and some adults have filled the pages of more than thirty journals over the last three months. Here are a few of those entries.
When I began my tenure as President/CEO of the Museum on Jan. 1, I started thinking immediately about how to best approach my friends to become Museum members if they weren’t already.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance wishes to join in remembering/honoring the following at the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.
A University of Texas at Dallas Holocaust Studies professor will deliver a special lecture at the Museum on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m.—“God and Persecution: Why the Jews?”
Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum on April 3 at the Angelika Film Center-Dallas for the premiere of the HBO Documentary film, Fifty Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.
For Spring Break 2013, the Museum is offering special activities, family-friendly movies, extended hours on Wednesdays and an admission price break.
What if Anne Frank had survived World War II? This topic and other aspects of the question will be subject of a special lecture at The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.
Each year, around this time, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance pauses to remember victims of the Holocaust on the occasion of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945—68 years ago.
On January 28, about 160 members of the fifth grade class at Anne Frank Elementary will learn first-hand about their school’s namesake when they take a field trip to view the new Anne Frank exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is excited to announce the establishment of a new “members-only” book club.
For many people, France is synonymous with liberty, equality, and fraternity. While these concepts are certainly significant, there are other, darker issues that must also be considered when discussing developments in modern France.
The DHM/CET archive contains a plain and ordinary leather correspondence folder. It is without engraving, adornment or contents. However, it is not ordinary. It holds a horrendous past because it is the correspondence folder of Ilse Koch.
More children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors are getting tattoos identical to those forcibly placed on their loved ones while they were in concentration or death camps.
Like any plague, Anti-Semitism is painful, long-lasting and, seemingly, impossible to eradicate. This fact was underscored by the recent decision of a breakaway order of the Roman Catholic Church to permanently expel a Holocaust-denying Bishop.
Special Anne Frank Activities
More than 70 rare and intimate photographs from Otto Frank’s private family photo album—including many images of Anne Frank—will be included in a new special exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, opening December 1, 2012.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is offering a volunteer opportunity to become a docent/gallery educator for the museum’s core exhibit.
Mary Pat Higgins, the longtime Chief Financial Officer at The Hockaday School in Dallas and a passionate advocate for children and educational initiatives, is the new President and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance (DHM/CET), the Museum announced today.
Grand Prairie resident Frances Schwartzwald, a volunteer and docent at the DHM/CET, has received the 2013 “Letter Writer of the Year” award from CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America). The Museum congratulates “Frankie” for the national award.
The 2011 Annual Report of the DHM/CET is now online. You may access a copy here.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance wishes to join in remembering/honoring the following in 2012.
By Sara Abosch, PhD.
September 10. 2012
The rise of “Nazi chic”, a term used by CNN/GO, The Guardian and other magazines and blogs, stretches back to the 70’s.
Confession Manuscript by Mauthausen Camp Commander, Franz Ziereis
by Dr. Charlotte Decoster
September 10, 2012
The Dallas Holocaust Museum will host a new special exhibit of rarely seen photography from World War II, Beyond the Lens: The Photography of Resistance and Liberation. The exhibit features the photography of Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish Partisan photographer.
Join the Museum at 6 p.m. on September 5 for “A Conversation with Robert Bielski,” the youngest son of the legendary partisan commander, Tuvia Bielski, portrayed by Daniel Craig in the Paramount Vantage film Defiance. Robert Bielski will share the story of his father and his uncles and their successful mission that saved over 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
Dallas attorney Don Glendenning, a tireless advocate for human rights and the disadvantaged, will receive the 2012 Hope for Humanity Award from the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance (DHM/CET).
Join the DHM/CET on October 11 for the world premiere of the documentary film The Reunion, featuring the story of Dallas-resident, Holocaust Survivor and Jewish partisan Leon Bakst. Leon Bakst was part of the Bielski brothers partisan group madefamous by the film Defiance that starred Daniel Craig.
North Texas educators are invited to attend a special hands-on educator institute entitled “Teaching with Defiance” at the DHM/CET on Monday, October 12, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Dr. Sara Abosch, an experienced Holocaust educator with an extensive research and publishing background in Jewish culture and history, joined the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance in July of 2012 as Senior Director of Education, overseeing the Museum’s newly expanded Education Department.
The Museum’s special summer exhibit, The Ritchie Boys, will come to life on August 9 when one of the few remaining Ritchie boys, Guy Stern, PhD, will speak at a special program at the Museum.
Zachary Albert’s interest in the Holocaust began at the age of 12 when he began volunteering at the Dallas Holocaust Museum in preparation for his Bar Mitzvah. Now 24, Zachary is about to embark on a new career at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum will celebrate “Anne Frank Day” on Tuesday, June 12—Anne Frank’s birthday—with half-price admission to the Museum with a donated copy of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, which the Museum is collecting to give to students who cannot afford to buy a copy of the classic.
The longtime former Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam will be the guest speaker June 21 at a special program at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
The special exhibit runs now through June 30 in the Theater of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
Two weeks ago, the German Medical Association (Bundesarztekammer) adopted a declaration acknowledging that German doctors, willingly and by choice, performed experiments on prisoners during the Holocaust.
By Madison Ford, age 18
That a scholarly publication entitled Racism Review exists may be a sad commentary about the state of humanity, but it’s a necessary one.
Which ethnic group is targeted for discrimination, bullying and incivility more than any other group in the United States, according to a recent government study?
President and CEO Alice Murray has announced the hiring of Dr. Sara Abosch, an experienced Holocaust educator with an extensive research and publishing background in Jewish culture and history, as the new Senior Director of Education, effective July 2nd.
Cor Suijk (pronounced Sowk), who served as director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam at the behest of Otto Frank, Anne’s father, embodies the word Upstander.
For Cor Suijk, CEO Emeritus of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, denouncing injustice is not enough.
Military families with loved ones on active duty will be offered free admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance again this summer.
Local Holocaust Survivors and WW II veterans who liberated Holocaust death camps marked the 67th anniversary of VE Day at special program on May 9 at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
Local Holocaust Survivors and WW II veterans who liberated Holocaust death camps will mark the 67th anniversary of VE Day at special program honoring both groups on May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
Anne Frank was one of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust.
The Museum’s new Anne Frank Initiative will collect and redistribute copies of The Diary of Anne Frank through 2012 to students who are 13 and older at schools that do not have resources to purchase copies.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is launching a new initiative aimed at providing every student who wishes to read The Diary of Anne Frank a free copy of the book, which is a primary resource for teaching the Holocaust.
Dr. Tamara Freeman, a Holocaust music recitalist and educator, will perform melodies composed by Jews interned in the WWII ghettos and concentration camps on her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola at the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s Yom Hashoah Ceremony on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas.
Dr. Tamara Freeman, an internationally-regarded music educator, will present for the first time in Dallas a special music recital-lecture on April 19th, playing pieces from the Holocaust’s Jewish ghettos at the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s annual Yom Hashoah (Day of Remembrance) ceremony at 6:30 pm at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, in Dallas.
March 23rd is the deadline for Texas students to submit entries for the 2012 Art Contest sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Winners will split $450 in prize money.
Each year at Yom Hashoah (Days of Remembrance), the DHM/CET provides education and programs that remember victims of the Holocaust, their families and friends. Join us for these special events.
A nationally-recognized Holocaust educator will present a music lecture-recital from the Holocaust’s Jewish ghettos at the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s annual Yom Hashoah remembrance at Temple Shalom on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is a community partner for the Dallas premiere of Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center-Mockingbird Station.
Hylton L. Jonas, a retired business executive from Dallas, is the new Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance (DHM/CET) for 2012 and 2013.
With the acquisition or donation of the following items, the DHM/CET can greatly enhance our mission and broaden our reach into the North Texas community.
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the PJ Library of the Center for Jewish Education (CJE) will host a public Menorah Lighting with Chabad of Dallas on December 20
We are greatly saddened by the passing of Edith Molnar on Nov. 29, 2011.
Links to recent media coverage of the Museum
The last quarter of 2011 has been a busy time for the DHM/CET.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum considers its volunteers vital to the DHM/CET’s success and strives to create a community of UPSTANDERS dedicated to carrying out the Museum’s mission.
Brandon A. Ryan planned and constructed the Garden of Remembrance and Tolerance that was dedicated by the DHM/CET to victims of the Holocaust.
Marvin began volunteering with the DHM/CET in early September and quickly became a wonderful asset.
The DHM/CET has joined the Watch Tower Theater to provide script review and educational support in the form of post performance audience question and answer sessions following several performances of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Many thanks to HBO for sponsoring the Color of Memory: Art by Two Daughters of the Holocaust.
The DHM/CET board and staff extend special gratitude to all our supporters, sponsors and volunteers.
A new exhibition entitled “Every Child Has a Name” opened at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance on December 9.
The special exhibit The Color of Memory: Art by Two Daughters of the Holocaust, has been extended through November 27.
The public is invited to an exclusive free screening of the film “Primo” on November 16 at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The screening is sponsored by HBO.
Lecture by internationally-acclaimed author, original courtroom drawings of Eichmann to be featured at Temple Emanu-El event
For the past 20 years that Frank Risch has called Dallas home, he’s given it his heart. Since moving to Dallas, Frank and his wife, Helen, have helped make many new and exciting changes possible in the Dallas area through their community involvement, philanthropy, and volunteer service. Dinner Invitation
Following are frequently-asked-questions and responses about the exhibit and the brutal Nazi campaign against people who did not fit the Nazi vision of a “master Aryan race.”
“West End as a Classroom” will be back for a fourth year and begins this summer.
Through reproductions of some 250 historical photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 examines the rationale, means and impact of the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality that left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is the Charity of The Month in May for One Meaning Couture.
Recent News about the Museum from other media outlets.
It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the upcoming production of Cabaret, at a greatly discounted price! The DHM/CET, along with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, was extended this special discount by the Dallas Theater Center for this production in the new Wyly Theatre.
Belinda M. Griffin, an experienced operations and human resources executive in the financial services field, is the new director of Finance and Administration for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is a proud sponsor of the KERA Rewards Card program, supporting public media in North Texas.
Local Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben shared his story of survival recently at East Central University Ada, Oklahoma, as well as with the Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock, Texas, as reported by the Texas Tech Toreador.
Entitled “The Holocaust: Does it Defy Words,” the event is free and open to the public.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is co-sponsoring a special free screening of the new documentary Ingelore.
On April 6th and 7th, The Dallas Holocaust Museum will feature a presentation by Leila Levinson, author of Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma.
For his Eagle Scout project, 15-year-old Brandon Ryan is building a memorial to local Holocaust Survivors on a corner of the Museum’s parking lot on Houston Street in downtown Dallas—with the Museum’s approval.