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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.

Two docents will be available to provide guided tours following the speaker on September 25. The tours will start around 1:45, immediately following the speaker. Docents will guide groups of 15 people each. A sign-up sheet for the tours will be provided at the front desk. Access to group tours are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

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

Nov 10

Stranger than Fiction: True Stories of the Holocaust Moderated by Sara Abosch, PhD

Stranger than Fiction: True Stories of the Holocaust Moderated by Sara Abosch, PhD
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 7 p.m. | Zale Auditorium, Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (JCC)
A Holocaust-themed panel discussion with three authors moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch, Senior Director of Education at the Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, the panel features discussion centered around the above authors and their books.

Hitler’s Art Thief, Susan Ronald
The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't have a bank account, never paid taxes, never received social security. He simply did not exist. He had been hard-wired into a life of shadows and secrecy by his own father long before he had inherited his art collection built on the spoliation of museums and Jews during Hitler's Third Reich. The ensuing media frenzy unleashed international calls for restitution, unsettled international relations, and rocked the art world.

Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. This is the untold story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art--he stole lives, too.

Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story, Nancy Sprowell Geise
Amazon Bestseller: #1 in Holocaust Biography and #1 in Holocaust Memoirs.
In May of 1945, Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. For over 70 years, his remarkable story was hidden from the world. Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek "Joe" Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe-much worse.

Joe arrived at Auschwitz on April 30, 1942. It would be seven decades before he revealed how he survived several of the most notorious concentration camps. His is an inspiring narrative; a story of reliance, endurance, courage and faith.

Barefooted when he was seized by the Nazis, Joe became one of New York's leading shoe designers-working with companies whose shoes were sought after by First Ladies and movie stars alike. Joe's story bears witness to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take his unassailable joy. Joe's story is one of discovering light in the darkest of places, an inspiration for us all.

The Bones of Time, Liliane Richman
Like so many children of war, Liliane Richman grew up with a fractured past. Memories escaped her. As an adult, Liliane began to feel the need to reconstruct her past, not only to understand the people she loved, but also to create a fuller picture of herself. Bones of Time is the story of a family, linked by love and a common search for home: Liliane; her father, a Hungarian tailor who travels to Paris to make his fortune; her mother, a sad and beautiful émigré from Germany; Fred, the eldest son, Liliane’s beloved brother and protector. It is also a story of Paris of the 1930s and 40s, wounded and broken, but still resilient and resplendent.

Their stories capture not only the zeitgeist, but also the individual quest for freedom and happiness in a world of horror and madness. Bones of Time is, above all, a poignant memoir of fortitude, transformation, and miraculous reunion.

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Nov 17

Upstander Speaker Series: Mike Kim

Upstander Speaker: Mike Kim
November 17, 2016 | Program at 6:30 p.m. | Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX
5:30 p.m. VIP Reception with Mike Kim.
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: $10 general Admission; FREE for members; $20 for VIP Members; $30 for non-members.

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

Jul 23

9-11 Film

The Naudet brothers were filming a fire fighter in training on the morning of September 11th in Manhattan. Suddenly they heard the sound of a jet engine. They instinctively pointed their camera up. They captured what was the only known footage of the first plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. They kept their cameras rolling and created the 9-11 Documentary. There is no charge to attend this event. Seats will be limited. Reserve your seat at

Join us in the Museum theater at 5:30 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. film starts.

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.