Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will open its new special exhibit, “Holocaust by Bullets, Yahad-In Unum - 10 Years of Investigations,” with a reception and lecture on September 10, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2015
Based on 10 years of research and investigation by the French organization Yahad-In Unum, the exhibit chronicles the lesser-known side of the Holocaust in which more than 2 million Jews were gunned down and left in unmarked mass graves across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. “Holocaust by Bullets” will run through December 31 and is presented in English and Spanish.
The systematic killing of all Jews and Roma started before the creation of concentration camps and gas chambers and continued until WWII‘s end. More than 1,700 mass killing sites in Europe have been identified. Modern-day massacres in areas such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria may be modeled on these village-by-village, on-site massacres perpetrated by the Nazis and others.
Opening reception and lecture | Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Begins at 5:30 p.m.
RSVP to rsvp@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
The exhibition is presented and sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.
Special thanks to: The King Foundation for allowing economically challenged students to attend the exhibit at no cost, 70kft for the powerful design and Yahad-In Unum & Father Desbois for their partnership.
•WHEN: On September 20, 2015, in recognition of the International Day of Peace, we will host PEACE DAY DALLAS - MEET THREE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, one at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each survivor speaker will tell their story then answer your questions. Please allow at least 1 hour for each survivor. On this day, there is no charge to hear the survivors or to tour the Museum. However, space will be limited. Please RSVP rsvp@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
•WHAT: Very few Holocaust survivors remain. These survivors were children during the Holocaust. They offer a unique perspective of their childhood survival experience and their dedication to speaking out against hatred and intolerance.
•WHERE: Plan to hear all three speakers or come for one or two. It's up to you.
•WHO: Be aware that due to the somber nature of the topic the Museum is not recommended for children under 9 years of age.
•WHY: To recognize the “Peace One Day” global day of peace and celebrate the lives of local heroes. These survivors are heroes due their dedication and perseverance to make the world a better place.
Go online to Click Here for Smithsonian Museum Day to get your free admission.
Denying orders to withdraw and with little equipment or support, UN peacekeeping force commander Romeo Dallaire did what he could to save the lives of Rwandan people during the country’s tragic genocide, but it nearly cost him his sanity. After witnessing the inhumanity of the bloody civil war that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 1994, the retired lieutenant-general tried to commit suicide four times before emerging from the darkness of depression.
The celebrated Canadian humanitarian, author and retired senator will come to Dallas as the final speaker in the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance’s 2015 Upstander Speakers Series. Dallaire will speak on the topic of his latest book which is child soldiers. He has used his personal experiences with depression to advocate for greater mental health support for veterans. He also promotes human rights and genocide prevention and is the author of two best-selling books, Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children. His non-profit organization, The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, is dedicated to preventing the recruitment of child soldiers.
The Upstander Speaker Series brings leading human rights advocates and academics to share their knowledge and research. Dallaire will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 at Southern Methodist University. Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, 3300 Dyer Street, Dallas, TX
Free for Museum members, $10 general admission, VIP free for Circle of Remembrance, $25 VIP for members, and $40 VIP for public
VIP includes VIP reception with Romeo Dallaire. Click here to reserve tickets.
The Hope for Humanity dinner is the primary annual fundraising event of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Proceeds from the dinner fund the Museum’s exhibits, student programs, educator conferences and other community services events.
In 2015, we honor Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, Texas.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Fairmont Hotel in the Regency Ballroom.
Reception at 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
For details about table and ticket prices, and sponsorships contact dmcelroy@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.