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Contact: Kerri Lai
Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer
Phone: (469) 399-5205
Email: klai@dallasholocaustmuseum.org

Contact: Chris Kelley
Kelley Notes
Phone: (214) 457-5266

Contact: Paula Nourse
Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: (469) 399-5201
Email: pnourse@dallasholocaustmuseum.org

Find out about 2018 speaker events, films, panel discussions and special events, visit the Museum's Calendar of Events.

Videos

Candy Brown Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference Panel Discussion: Journalism and Human Rights, Facebook Live Video, July 25, 2018
Aronson Cello Festival, June 27, 2018
Sam Mihara, Japanese American Internee of Heart Mountain Internment Camp, June 25, 2018
Recap of Topping Out Ceremony for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, June 13, 2018
Topping Out Ceremony for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Facebook Live Video, June 13, 2018
Civil Discourse Series - Paths out of Poverty: Dallas' Working Poor, Facebook Live Video, May 17, 2018
Upstander Speaker Christian Picciolini, Facebook Live Video, May 3, 2018
Simon Gronowski: A Tale of Hope and Survival, Facebook Live Video, April 19, 2018
Mary Pat Higgins, Museum President and CEO, Interviewed on WFAA Channel 8's Good Morning Texas, March 2, 2018
Exhibition Opening for Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams, Featuring Tom Ikeda, Director of Densho, February 15, 2018
Upstander Speakers Series: Sex Trafficking in North Texas, January 30, 2018
Panel Discussion: The African American Experience in Dallas during WWII, January 16, 2018
Civil Discourse Series: The Electoral College, December 12, 2017
Three Questions For Upstander Speaker Series Presenter, Dr. Samantha Nutt, November 9, 2017
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Opening Comments by Mayor Rawlings, 8-minute version
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Groundbreaking and Survivor Dedication Ceremony, October 10, 2017
Exhibition Opening for Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII, September 7, 2017
Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conferece Human Rights Panel: Fighting Hatred, August 1, 2017
An Evening with Dr. Seldin, June 29, 2017
An Evening with Dr. Seldin, 6-minute excerpt, June 29, 2018
Dallas City-Wide Read and Performance, Featuring Mona Golabek, November 2016

Public Statements

STATEMENT ABOUT TREE OF LIFE SHOOTING
Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Dallas Holocaust Museum is horrified by the senseless attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and all affected by this terrible hate crime.

We abhor violence, hatred, and bigotry in all its forms and remember a time when antisemitism led to the murder of six million Jews, and the persecution of millions of others. Sadly, the evil motives that drove the Holocaust, the impluse to divide humanity into groups and categories of us versus them, still exist. It is time to put our differences aside and unite in civility. We call on Americans to stand together, to take responsibility for each other and become Upstanders – standing against prejudice and hatred in our daily lives, in our country, and in the world.

The Museum’s mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust, and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. To learn more, please visit DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

A CALL FOR CIVILITY
Friday, October 5, 2018

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, its Jewish Community Relations Council, the ADL-Texoma Region, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and the SMU Human Rights Program feel compelled to address the use of Adolf Hitler's name and depiction in a political advertisement recently issued by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price as a comparison to President Donald Trump.

A citation to Adolf Hitler by anyone for anything other than education or reference to the Holocaust perpetrated during World War II, is highly inappropriate and offensive. This reference diminishes the inexpressible horror perpetrated and orchestrated by Adolf Hitler with the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other victims. To use his name and portrayal as a comparison in a political advertisement demeans the memory and humanity of those who perished and cheapens our political process.

In our current climate of political discourse, it is essential that our leadership and our community strive to maintain the highest level of mutual respect and consideration for each other. A civil discourse about ideas, positions and candidates makes our community and our country stronger.

As 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, we do not support or oppose candidates for political offices.

*Official Museum Immigration Policy Statement
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance calls upon all branches of our government to work together to fix our immigration system so that children are not separated from their parents at the borders of our great nation.

Separating families, regardless of why they are here, is the wrong policy and it needs to end. We are viewed throughout the world as a humane and compassionate nation, and we need to live up to our ideals.

At the Museum we teach visitors to be Upstanders, to stand up and take a moral, and ethical stance, even in the face of tremendous opposition.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is concerned to learn of the “Dangerous Isms” flyer circulated by The Greenville Avenue Church of Christ. The flyer advertises a lecture series at the church this summer on these “dangerous isms,” such as "Alcoholism" and "Pessimism," but it also includes talks on “Judaism” and “Islamism.”

By teaching the history of the Holocaust, we help students and adults develop an understanding of the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping in any society.

At the Museum, we teach students and teachers to stand up to this type of hurtful and discriminatory rhetoric. We encourage visitors to be “Upstanders,” to stand up for other people and their rights and to combat injustice, inequality, or unfairness. We invite the leadership of The Greenville Avenue Church of Christ and their members to tour our Museum—so that they too can learn to be Upstanders and become welcoming to all in our diverse and vibrant North Texas community.

*The Dallas Holocaust Museum has issued this statement on March, 20, 2018 regarding the murder of a Holocaust survivor in France.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is outraged by the murder of Mireille Knoll and calls upon French and European authorities to step up their efforts to fight the revival of violent antisemitic attacks.

On March 23, 2018, Knoll was found murdered in her Paris apartment. An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she had been stabbed to death by a neighbor who then set her apartment on fire. Her murder is the latest in a string of similar incidents including the April 2017 murder of Sarah Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish doctor and teacher beaten and thrown to her death from her apartment window. The difference is that this time French authorities recognized the crime as antisemitic and French people marched to protest Knoll’s murder.

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*The statement was released on January 20th, 2018 as a joint statement from a small group of Holocaust Museums in the United States.

PROPOSED POLISH LAW MAKES MENTION OF POLISH COMPLICITY DURING THE HOLOCAUST A CRIMINAL OFFENSE AND ALARMS HOLOCAUST MUSEUMS NATIONALLY
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Polish lawmakers voted Friday for a bill that would fine or jail people who speak of Polish collaboration or responsibility for atrocities committed on Polish soil during World War II. The law still needs final approval from the Polish Senate and the country’s president.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance, Florida Holocaust Museum and Holocaust Museum Houston, are deeply alarmed by the proposed Polish law which makes it a criminal offense to mention Polish complicity in crimes committed during the Holocaust.
The term “Polish death camps,” also outlawed in the legislation, is, in fact, a historical misrepresentation – the death camps were established in Nazi-occupied Poland by the Nazi regime.
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MUSEUM’S STATEMENT AGAINST THE HATRED, BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Monday, August 14, 2017

The Dallas Holocaust Museum remembers a time when Aryan racist ideology led to the murder of six million Jews, as well as the persecution and murder of millions of other victims.

While we strongly support freedom of speech and expression, we are alarmed by the growth of white supremacists in our country. The messages of hatred and racial bigotry, and the glorification of Nazi ideology and paraphernalia, promoted by the “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville should serve as a call to action for us all. That it ended in the death of three innocent people is utterly reprehensible. We must strive to live up to the incredible ideals of liberty, justice and equality on which our great country was founded, and we must do so without resorting to violence.

We abhor hatred and bigotry in all its forms and urge all citizens to recognize both as unacceptable and destructive. We call upon the public to unite in condemnation of xenophobic rhetoric and actions, to find common ground, and to promote civil discourse and mutual understanding.

To learn more about the Holocaust, please visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Our mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust to advance human rights and combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.

Recent News

CultureMap Dallas posts the Museum’s Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Efraim Zuroff on their website, November 8, 2018
The Dallas Morning News lists the Museum’s Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Efraim Zuroff on Community Column featuring local upcoming events, November 8, 2018
The Dallas Morning News published an op-ed from the Museum's Board Chair Florence Shapiro about the shootings in Kentucky and Pittsburgh, November 6, 2018
Condé Nast Traveler names the Dallas Holocaust Museum as one of the “Top 10 Best Museums in Dallas,” October 31, 2018
VisitDallas names the Museum’s Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank exhibition as number three of the “32 Things To Do in Dallas This November,” October 30, 2018
The Denton Record-Chronicle writes about the Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses speakers Dr. Carine Feyton, Chancellor and President of Texas Woman’s University, and Dr. Neal Smatresk, President of University of North Texas, October 30, 2018
Market Screener announces that American Airlines is donating $50,000 to Pittsburgh community following the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and mentions that American is a supporter of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, October 30, 2018
Dallas Weekly covers Hope for Humanity Dinner and Honoree, The University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves, October 30, 2018
Fox 4 News visits the Dallas Holocaust Museum and interviews Mary Pat Higgins and Cheryl Drazin, Anti-Defamation League Regional Director, about Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting, October 29, 2018
Richard Ray of Fox 4 News attended the Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses, and he interviewed Mary Pat Higgins about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, October 29, 2018
The Dallas Morning News ran an event alert about the Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses, October 29, 2018
The Dallas Holocaust Museum and Max Glauben are mentioned by The Dallas Morning News in an article that addresses the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, October 29, 2018
The Dallas Morning News lists the Museum’s Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses on Community Column featuring local upcoming events, October 26, 2018
Patron Magazine article about Hope for Humanity Honoree, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, October 25, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin posts President Fenves’ Hope for Humanity dinner remarks on their website, October 24, 2018
The Sun Sentinel mentions the Museum’s joint statement “A Call for Civility,” October 16, 2018
The Cleveland Jewish News mentions the Museum’s joint statement “A Call for Civility,” October 16, 2018
Forward mentions the Museum’s joint statement “A Call for Civility,” October 15, 2018
The Jerusalem Post mentions the Museum’s joint statement “A Call for Civility,” October 14, 2018
CultureMap Dallas features Hope for Humanity Honoring Dr. Gregory L. Fenves event, Ocrober 1, 2018
The Dallas Observer names the Dallas Holocaust Museum as Best Museum in Dallas, September 28, 2018
Jewish War Veterans honors member Max Glauben with article about USC Shoah Foundation Dimensions in Testimony program for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, September 20, 2018
The Dallas Observer includes the Anne Frank exhibition in the article “21 Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend,” September 19, 2018
Culture Map Dallas posts the Late Night at the Dallas Holocaust Museum event on their website, September 15, 2019
KERA’s Art&Seek features the opening reception for the “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, September 12, 2018
DFW Child features the new exhibition “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” on the exhibitions section of their website, September 2018
Travel News | eTurboNews article mentions Texas debut of “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” exhibition and the U.S. premiere of the Virtual Reality component, September 11, 2018
The Ada News features Byng Elementary School teachers who attended this year’s Candy Brown Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference, September 8, 2018
The Texas Jewish Post’s Deb Silverthorn interviews Max Glauben and Mary Pat Higgins during the filming of the USC Shoah Foundation Dimensions in Testimony program for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, August 29, 2018
The Nanjinger mentions that the Dimensions in Testimony Theater in the new Dallas Holocausty and Human Rights Museum will include testimony from a Survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, August 28, 2018
The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Granberry writes about the USC Shoah Foundation Dimensions in Testimony program for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, August 22, 2018
WFAA Channel 8’s Teresa Woodard interviews Max Glauben and Mary Pat Higgins during filming of USC Shoah Foundation Dimensions in Testimony program for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, August 21, 2018
CBS 11 News’ Robbie Owens interviews Max Glauben and Mary Pat Higgins about USC Shoah Foundation Dimensions in Testimony program for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, August 21, 2018
D Magazine Lists Dallas Holocaust Museum as Top “Things To Do in Dallas This Week: Aug. 6-9," August 6, 2018
MySweetCharity Features 2018 Hope For Humanity, August 3, 2018
D Magazine Recognizes D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2018 Leadership Excellence Winner, Former Board Chair Steve Waldman, August 2, 2018
Millennial Night Interviews with Mary Pat Higgins and event attendees, June 26, 2018
D Magazine Coverage on the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Topping Out Ceremony, June 14, 2018
The Dallas Morning News Coverage on the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Topping Out Ceremony, June 13, 2018
NBC Channel 5 Coverage on the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Topping Out Ceremony and Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben, June 13, 2018
CW33 Coverage on the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Topping Out Ceremony and Paul Kessler, June 13, 2018
MarketScale AEC Coverage on the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Topping Out Ceremony, June 13, 2018
WFAA Channel 8 Coverage of Upstander Speaker Christian Picciolini and Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben, May 3, 2018
Upstander Speaker Christian Picciolini Interview with Krys Boyd on KERA THINK, May, 3, 2018
Editorial by The Honorable Florence Donald Shapiro, Board Chairperson, in The Dallas Morning News, April 24, 2018
New Survey by Claims Conference Finds Significant Lack of Holocaust Knowledge in the United States, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., April 2018
West End District Progress 2018
Three Generations of volunteering, leadership - June 15, 2017 - Texas Jewish Post
Editorial by Mary Pat Higgins in the TJP, July 20, 2017
arlingtonvoice.com/arlington/crime-emergency/2017/07/27/museums-program-teaches-police-pitfalls-led-holocaust
Channel 11 Coverage of Groundbreaking, Oct. 10, 2017

Press Releases

2018
PR Newswire and Press Release for Hope for Humanity Dinner Honoring UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, October 24, 2018
PR Newswire and Press Release for Texas Debut of Anne Frank Exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, September 11, 2018
Groundbreaking Technology Will Headline New Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Allowing Visitors to Interact with Holocaust and Genocide Survivors as if in Same Room, August 23, 2018
Construction Topping Out Set for New Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, June 13, 2018
Reformed neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini to Share His Story at Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker Series Event, May 1, 2018
Dallas Holocaust Museum Hosts New Exhibition Highlighting Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese American Internment Camp, March 7, 2018

2017
Caruth Foundation Grants $2 Million Gift to Help Build the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum Elects 11 New Board Members, Recognizes Additional Five as Lifetime Directors
Dallas Holocaust Museum to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day at Temple Emanu-El
Dallas Holocaust Museum to Sponsor Opening Night of Acclaimed Off-Broadway Play Wiesenthal
World War II Hollywood Directors Focus of New Dallas Holocaust Museum Special Exhibit

2016
Dallas Holocaust Museum to Honor Philanthropist and Advocate for Human Rights, Nate Levine at Hope for Humanity Dinner
Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents Rebirth after the Holocaust
Big D Reads Selects Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl as the 2016 Title for Middle Students
Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speakers to Address Human Rights Initiatives, Abuses
Dallas Holocaust Museum Announces Seven New Board Appointees

2015
Board Announcement, July 2015
Dallas Holocaust Museum Nominates Former Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro as Board Chair-Elect

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report
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2016 Annual Report
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2015 Annual Report
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Photographs

Yom Hashoah 2017 at Temple Emanu-el, Museum CEO & President, Mary Pat Higgins
Rabbi Stern assist Marcia Gaswirth after she read the testimony of her father’s active resistance with the Bielski partisans
A full house.
Honorable Florence Shapiro, Chairman of the Museum’s Board closes the event.

Standing ovation following Upstander speaker George Takei on February 2, 2017 at McFarlin Auditorium

Audience arriving for George Takei talk at McFarlin Auditorium

Anne Frank exhibit Jan. 9 through May 31, 2016

For permission to use these photos and videos, please email pnourse@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.