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Jul 5

Special Gallery Exhibit – Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija

Special Gallery Exhibit – Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija,
June 16 – September 11, 2016
Survival in Sarajevo tells the story of La Benevolencija, the non-sectarian humanitarian aid agency through which Jews and Muslims, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic Croats worked together to provide aid—and hope—to an entire city besieged by war. Based on the book by Edward Serotta, Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Bosnia, and the Lessons of the Past, this exhibition covers the history of the Jews in the Balkans from 1492 to 1941 before turning to the Bosnian war of the 1990s and the story of La Benevolencija.

Look for other Museum special events focused on this topic.

Sep 4

Survivor Speaker-Jack Repp

Sunday, September 4th – Jack Repp will share his story of survival. If you have never heard a survivor tell their story--your chance is now. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have been speaking this summer at the Museum and drawing large audiences of interested visitors. They are eager to carry this into September. They believe that when they speak they can change hearts and minds, and promote Upstander behavior.

Other speakers in September are:
Sunday, September 11th – Magie Furst, Kindertransport Refugee
Sunday, September 18th- Peace Day (three speakers will speak)
Sunday, September 25th – Fred Strauss

Join us at 12:30 p.m. at the Museum. There is no admission fee to hear the speaker. Admission fees for the Museum exhibits do apply.

Sep 11

Magie Furst, Kindertransport Refugee to speak, Sept. 11

Magie Furst, escaped the Nazis via the Kindertransport. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have had a few weeks of rest and are eager to continue to share stories of survival. As you can imagine, they are dedicated speakers who know that when they speak they can change hearts and minds and help keep tragic monumental events like the Holocaust from happening again.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. at the Museum. There is no admission fee to hear the speaker. Admission fees for the Museum exhibits do apply.

Other speakers in September are:
Sunday, September 4th - Jack Repp, Holocaust Survivor
Sunday, September 11th – Magie Furst, Kindertransport Refugee
Sunday, September 18th- Peace Day (three speakers will speak)
Sunday, September 25th – Fred Strauss, Holocaust Refugee

Sep 18

Peace Day Dallas

Free Admission Day at the Museum

On September 18, 2016, 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.

11:00 a.m. Max Glauben
1:00 p.m. Fred Strauss
3:00 p.m. Jack Repp

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. Plan to hear all three speakers or come for one or two. It's up to you.

Be aware that due to the somber nature of the topic the Museum is not recommended for children under 9 years of age.

​Join us as we 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.

Sep 25

Fred Strauss, Holocaust Refugee Speaker

Sunday, September 25th – Fred Strauss, Holocaust Refugee, will share his story of survival. If you have never heard a Holocaust refugee tell their story--your chance is now. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have been speaking this summer at the Museum and drawing large audiences of interested visitors. They are eager to continue speaking in September. They know that when they speak they can change hearts and minds, and promote Upstander behavior.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. at the Museum. There is no admission fee to hear the speaker. Admission fees for the Museum exhibits do apply.

Sep 27

Lunch and Learn: Historical Lessons

The Dallas Holocaust Museum presents
Lunch and Learn: Historical Lessons
September 27, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. | at Museum
Join Dr. Sara Abosch, Senior Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, for a discussion that will focus on the history of anti-Semitism.
Free, RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Oct 6

Special Gallery Exhibit – Rebirth after the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950

Special Gallery ExhibitRebirth 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.

Opening Reception
October 6, 2016 | Reception 5:30 p.m.; Talk 6:30 p.m. | at the Museum
Join us for the opening of our special gallery exhibit, Rebirth after the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, featuring a reception and talk by Jean Bloch Rosensaft, daughter of Holocaust survivors and Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Hebrew Union College, New York City. Free but RSVP required at Eventbrite

Oct 10

iRead Book Club: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

iRead Book Club:
October 10, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. | At the Museum
Join us as we read books that move us and discuss key literary and historical points. This month, we will discuss Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key. Open to Museum members and volunteers.
Free, RSVP to cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Oct 26

Hope For Humanity Award Dinner

The Hope for Humanity dinner, honoring Nate Levine, 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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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 bacunataylor@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Nov 1

Lunch and Learn: Highlights from the Archives

The Dallas Holocaust Museum presents a Lunch and Learn:
Highlights from the Archives
November 1, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. | At the Museum
Join Felicia Williamson, Dallas Holocaust Museum Archivist, for a lunchtime series featuring some of the most significant and interesting artifacts from the Museum’s archives.
Free, RSVP required. RSVP to ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Nov 17

Upstander Speaker Series: Mike Kim

Upstander Speaker: Mike Kim
November 17, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. | Location TBD
5:30 p.m. VIP Reception, Program at 6:30 p.m.
On New Year’s Day 2003 Mike Kim gave up a financial planning business in Chicago and left for China on a one-way ticket with two duffle bags. He had learned hundreds of thousands of North Koreans were fleeing to China in search of food and freedom. Mike successfully led many North Korean escapees to safety in Southeast Asia using a 6,000-mile modern-day underground railroad. He wrote Escaping North Korea about his experiences and founded Crossing Borders, a nonprofit dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees.
Tickets available on: Eventbrite.com $10 general Admission; FREE for members; $20 for VIP Members; $30 for non-members. Email ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Dec 5

iRead Book Club : The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl by Arthur Allen

iRead Book Club: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl by Arthur Allen
December 5, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. |
Open to Museum members and volunteers. Free, RSVP to cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Dec 8

Film: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp

Film: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp
December 8, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.| At the Museum
Join us for a film screening related to our special gallery exhibit, Rebirth after the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950.

*Please note that all programs and details are subject to change. We will always try to give as much notice as possible.