This is an exhibit not to be missed. Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable.
The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews working inside the ghetto. The Jewish Council hoped the photos would prove to the Nazis that the work of Łódź’s Jewish inhabitants and, therefore, their lives were necessary to the war effort.
Grossman and Ross took the photos at great personal risk. They went far beyond their mandate, taking thousands of private photos of Jewish life and conditions in Łódź. They managed to hide the photos before being deported and their photos ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto—as captured on film by sympathetic observers.
Faces of the Ghetto presents their work. The images capture the nearly imperceptible sparks of individual hope smoldering in the eyes of suffering Jewish men, women, and children--as if to say where ever there is life, there is hope.
This exhibit was made possible due to presenting sponsor: FROST BANK.
Polish American Foundation of Texas (PAFT)
Polish American Council of Texas
Jan Karski Polish School of Dallas
A special thanks to: 70 kft for graphic design and exhibit curator, Dr. Thomas Lutz.
Max Glauben is a Holocaust survivor. Most of his family died in the Majdanek death camp in eastern Poland. Max endured the Warsaw ghetto as a child and survived five different death camps. His story is one of courage and determination to never give up. Glauben’s mission is to share his story. He lives to keep history alive.
This is a free event and open to the community. Please join us for
appetizers at 12:15 p.m. in the Atrium before adjourning to
the Sanctuary to hear Max Glauben’s compelling presentation at
1:00 p.m. Nursery care will be provided, most school age children
will enjoy his presentation!
Northaven United Methodist Church
11211 Preston Road, Dallas, TX
A donation will be taken towards Mr.Glauben’s speaking honorarium and to allow us to continue offering programs like this. Mr. Glauben will be selling DVD’s after the lecture.
The Lodz Ghetto Children and the Legend of the Prince
Announcing a lecture by Dr. Irena Kohn, an independent scholar from Toronto, and an expert on the Lodz Ghetto. Dr. Kohn wrote her doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto (2008) on literary and artistic witness accounts of the Lodz Ghetto. Her work included analysis of secret photos taken by ghetto prisoners Grossman and Ross, currently on exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
The Lodz Ghetto, in central Poland, served as a prison for more than 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Dr. Kohn’s talk will focus on songs, photographs and presentation albums created by inmates of the ghetto. She will highlight one album in particular that was written in the form a long poem accompanied by 17 illustrations. The album, The Legend of the Prince, was created in a tailor’s workshop in the ghetto. At first glance, it reads like a children’s story, but a deeper look brings out its allegorical nature. Dr. Kohn will expose the horrific understories about the Lodz Ghetto that are hidden in this important work.
Dr. Kohn will also interpret some of the thought processes behind the Faces of the Ghetto featured in the Grossman and Ross photographs now on display at the Museum, thus enhancing the audience’s experience of the exhibit. Join us:
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum.
The Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives are Our Lessons exhibit will be available for viewing an hour prior to the lecture and for thirty minutes following the lecture.
Cost to attend is $10.00 for non-museum members. RSVP to rsvp@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION with new English Subtitles from
The National Center for Jewish Film
Starring Molly Picon directed by Joseph Green and Konrad Tom
Monday, July 21st, Angelika Film Center/Dallas 7:30pm
Mamele belongs to Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” who shines as mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself – until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard!
The Human Rights Panel Discussion brings together survivors and refugees of genocide or mass violence from around the world who have settled in Texas. Find out what survivors and refugees have in common. Learn why the settled in the US. Hear about the ups and downs of adjusting to life in the U.S.
Former child sex crimes prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, Dorothy (Dori) Budd is co-author, of the book, Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held onto Hope. In 2009, the Budd family became interested in the plight of wrongly convicted men and put together a book exploring the lives of twelve exonerated men, giving them a voice to share their personal journeys of hope, forgiveness and redemption. Dorothy is an Upstander. She didn't look away and she didn't walk away. She stood up and became responsible for the freedom and lives of others. We will get to meet some of the men whose lives she saved on stage with her. This event will take place in the Museum's theater. Admission is $10.00. Members are not charged admissions.
•WHEN: On September 21, 2014, the International Day of Peace, we will host PEACE DAY DALLAS - AWARENESS ADVENTURE, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
•WHAT: The Awareness Adventure is a three-and-a-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through downtown Dallas, highlighting our city’s past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a more progressive and tolerant city.
•WHERE: The event starts (registration) and ends in the heart of downtown Dallas at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, in the West End directly across from The Sixth Floor Museum. The first stop will be Dealy Plaza.
•WHO: The Awareness Adventure is for all ages offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture . We anticipate widespread student participation as well as a fun time for learners of all ages.
•WHY: To recognize the “Peace One Day” global day of peace and celebrate the 30th anniversaries of CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
To register or get additional information to go http://www.peacedaydallas.org/#!register/c23vb
The 2014 Hope for Humanity Award Dinner honoring Stan Rabin will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel in the Regency Ballroom. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. It will be a night of recognition and celebration.
Funds raised at this event will support the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance which is committed to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference for the benefit of all humanity. The Museum’s education programs have a profound effect on people of all ages and reach at least 30,000 school children each year.