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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Apr 24

Exclusive Private Screening of Schindler's List

Order tickets at http://dhmschindlerslist.eventbright.com
Tickets are $50.00 GENERAL and $75.00 VIP.
EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE BENEFIT SCREENING OF SCHINDLER'S LIST
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Reception;7:00 p.m. Screening
Inwood Theater at 5458 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas
Presented by the Young Leadership Committee

This special screening will support both the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the USC Shoah Foundation in recognition of the vital work both organizations do to enlighten and inspire through Holocaust testimony.

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Mar 9

BESA exhibit

Albania, a European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded where other European nations failed. Almost all Jews living within Albania’s borders during the German occupation—mostly refugees—were saved. The Albanian population, in an extraordinary act of honor, refused to comply with Nazi orders to turn over Jews. The remarkable assistance afforded the Jews was grounded in Besa, a traditional Albanian code of honor. Besa means “to keep a promise”. One who acts according to Besa is one who keeps his or her word, and is someone to whom one can entrust one’s life and the lives of one’s family.

Apr 27

Yom Hashoah-Commemoration of the Shoah

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host a 2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom. Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died during the Holocaust and is a testament to how the Holocaust changed the world. Gather your family and friends to honor and remember victims of this catastrophic event.
Families of Holocaust survivors will light the six torches representing the six million who perished in the Holocaust. Guests will also enjoy a musical presentation that reflects upon the lasting effects of the Holocaust.
April 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas 75240.

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May 15

Upstander Speakers Series: Presenting Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch is a nationally known journalist and author whose book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, is considered one of the best accounts of that genocide and its consequences. The book has won many awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award.

Building upon his knowledge of the genocide, Mr. Gourevitch now focuses on its aftermath and Rwanda’s efforts to rebuild the country through both accountability and reconciliation. Through this work he brings an immediacy and present-day context to the urgent questions raised by the Holocaust, genocide and man’s inhumanity to man. Proof of this is the surprising transformation taking place in Rwanda. In the aftermath of massive genocide an ambitious, large scale program is underway to publicly drive accountability and while achieving reconciliation. Philip Gourevitch will examine how 20 years later many survivors and perpetrators are living peacefully side by side. From the lingering horrors of this genocide we can all learn an extraordinary lesson about the complex balance of punishment and forgiveness that necessarily follows the end of any conflict.

Prior to this event, the Museum will host a Genocide and Human Rights Workshop from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at SMU in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205. Reserve tickets at communications@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Apr 19

20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

The Hurst Christian Church/KIMBUKA 20 presents “Remember 20: 20 Years After the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsis 1” on April 19, 2014 from 3:00-6:00 PM. Holocaust Survivor Paul Kessler will deliver the keynote at this event.
KIMBUKA 20 is a global project that is designed to help support survivors and stand against genocide. April 7th will begin the “Remember-Unite-Renew” initiative.
“Remember-Unite-Renew” will focus on remembering victims and survivors, uniting under shared human values, and a focus on the new Rwanda and efforts to rebuild. The talk will feature (TITLE) Paul Kessler, Ambassador Matilde Mukantabana and Secretary of Rwanda American Council of DFW Ngirunew Sebagobo who will discuss the significance of this anniversary and the role of building global awareness to help end genocide and improve humanitarian aid.
Hurst Christian Church is located at 745 Brown Trail, Hurst, Texas 76053. This event is open to the public. For more information visit: www.rwanda20th.com or www.kwibuka.rw