Special Gallery Exhibit – Rebirth after the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950
October 6 – December 31, 2016
The exhibit depicts an inspiring and untold chapter in Jewish history. It is the story of Jewish survivors liberated from Bergen-Belsen, who emerged from the destruction of the Holocaust determined to rebuild their lives. Over the next five years, Bergen-Belsen became the largest Displaced Persons camp in Germany, forming a vibrant center of rehabilitation, reconstruction, and rebirth.
The Refugee Camp Experience Panel Discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum. This discussion brings refugees together from several past and recent refugee situations. We present this panel discussion as an extension to our special exhibit, Rebirth After the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp.This exhibit presents the metaphorphasis of Holocaust survivors into refugees taking the over the reins of their destinies.
Our partner for this event, the International Rescue Committee headed by Donna Duvin. With more than 25 years of experience leading disaster response and humanitarian organizations across the country, Donna Duvin serves as Executive Director for the Dallas office of the IRC.
A former refugee who was born in Omdurman (Khartoum), Sudan. Due to the civil war in Sudan, he fled to Egypt alone at the age of 16, then later to India.
A refugee in exile from Burundi. He spent his entire life growing up in many refugee camps after suffering through ongoing and raging civil wars.
A refugee born in Wasborn, Burma (now known as Myanmar). From the time he was eight, he would spend 22 years surviving in refugee camps within Thailand.
This refugee was an English teacher in Damascus, Syria when war broke out. In 2011, her husband was called upon to join the Syrian Army. To avoid conscription, Bothina and her family hid inside of Syria, hoping not to be found.
There is no cost to attend but you will need to RSVP to Eventbrite.
About the International Rescue Committee
Founded in 1933 at the urging of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee was launched to assist those fleeing Nazi Germany. Today, with a presence in over 40 countries, the organization responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Each year, the International Rescue Committee also successfully resettles escaping refugees in 29 U.S. cities, including Dallas where the IRC works closely with other community partners to help those who’ve fled violence, torture, or persecution to rebuild their lives.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Museum, 2:00 p.m.
Marking the liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust
Remembrance Day allows us to reflect upon the profound tragedy of
the Holocaust. We also come together to share a moment of peace and
hope for the future. Admission fees for Museum exhibits apply. Remembrance Day is a FREE public event. RSVP through Eventbrite.
In partnership with the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, the Museum presents Upstander Speaker George Takei on Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Born in Los Angeles to Japanese-American parents, Takei speaks openly about his childhood experiences during World War II when he and his family were forced to relocate to internment camps in Arkansas and northern California. Breaking through racial barriers, Takei later found success as an actor and reached peak science-fiction fandom for his iconic role as Lieutenant Sulu in the Star Trek television series and movies. He continues to act, on stage and screen, and advocates for LGBTQ rights.
Seats are limited. Ticket sales will open first for Museum members. A number of seats are set aside for SMU students and are available through SMU.
Tickets for Museum Members-only are available from December 12 - December 19.
Tickets will be available to the public beginning on December 20th. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
This event will be held at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium. McFarlin Memorial Auditorium | 6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205
Supported by: The Dallas Morning News
Event Sponsors: Liz and Tom Halsey
Orchid Giving Circle Asian Women Caring & Sharing
iRead Book Club: Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Museum, 12:00 p.m.
Join us as we read books that move us and explore key literary and
historical points. This month, we will discuss Anna and the Swallow
Man by Gavriel Savit. Open to Museum members and volunteers.
Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit Opening Reception
Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens:
From Hollywood to Nuremberg
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Museum,
Reception 5:30 p.m., Program 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs through July 31, 2017
The Nuremberg Trials in 1945 used an unprecedented form of evidence
— film of the war and liberation of the concentration camps. The exhibit
explores these filmmakers’ experiences during and after World War II,
the footage they captured of Nazi atrocities, and the impact the war
made on their careers. Free, RSVP required through RSVP through Eventbrite.
Annual Member Open House
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Museum
Reception 5:30 p.m., Featured Program 6:00 p.m.
Museum members are welcome to join us at the Annual Member-only
Open House. The event features an insider’s perspective of the
Museum’s core exhibit, the traveling exhibit Filming the Camps: John
Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg,
and get a hands-on, sneak peek into the Museum’s archives.
For membership information, call 469.399.5210 or email
Lunch and Learn: Historical Lessons
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Museum, 11:30 a.m.
Join Dr. Sara Abosch, Senior Director of Education at the Museum,
for a discussion titled Zakhor: The History & Politics of Holocaust
Memorialization in Israel and the United States. This session will
explore the different ways the Shoah and the Holocaust have been
memorialized, historicized, and used in Israel and the United States.
Free, RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Girl Scouts Day
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Museum, 9:30 a.m.
Bring your Girl Scouts for a special tour of the Museum, followed by
an activity that will help them earn a badge related to civil and
human rights. The tour and activity will focus on Upstanders,
empowering your scouts to stand up against injustice.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Lunch and Learn: Experiences in Burundi
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Museum, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Alain Ruvuga, who immigrated to
the U.S. from Burundi in 2001. Mr. Ruvuga will discuss the current
political situation in Central Africa, the warning signs of an
impending genocide, and the status of thousands of displaced
persons in the area. Free, RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Mehnaz Afridi
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Location TBD,
VIP Reception 5:30 p.m., Program 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Afridi’s is Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center
at Manhattan College. Her research aims to understand Muslim,
Jewish and Christian relations and to promote interfaith dialogue.
Raised in Western Europe and the Middle East, Dr. Afridi is a Muslim
whose curiosity led her to question the racial and political tensions she
witnessed between Jews and Muslims. RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Film Screening: They Were Expendable
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Studio Movie Grill (Spring Valley and 75), 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a screening of John Ford’s World War II drama They Were
Expendable starring John Wayne. John Ford is one of the featured
directors in our current special exhibit, Filming the Camps: John
Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg.
Free, RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Museum, 2:00 p.m.
As a follow-up to our screening of They Were Expendable, we will
feature John Ford’s Academy Award-winning propaganda film,
December 7th. Parts of the original film were considered unpatriotic
and edited out; we will show the original, uncensored version.
Free, RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Wiesenthal – Opening Night
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
In partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas
Holocaust Museum presents Opening Night of Wiesenthal. Filled
with hope, humanity, and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story
of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things.
For ticket information for this Spring fundraiser event, email
Events@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org or call 469-399-5202.
Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents April 19, 1943: One Day in the Holocaust
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | at Museum at 2:00 p.m.|
Join us as we bring attention to April 19, 1943, the focal point of the Museum’s core exhibit. The event will feature a talk by Max Glauben, Warsaw Ghetto and Holocaust survivor, and light refreshments. This event is included in the cost of admission.