On the anniversary of the liberation of camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (and the date marked as the end of the Holocaust by the United Nations), January 27th is the designated day for International Holocaust Remembrance. On this day of commemoration, the United Nations urges every state member to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi era, and to develop and further educate those with preventive programs.
North Texas and Dallas Remembrance of The Holocaust
Established in 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust, and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in the downtown Dallas’ historic West End, the museum is one of just a few Holocaust-related museums or centers in the United States, and the only Holocaust museum serving North Central Texas, as well as the adjacent states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Services, programs, and exhibits are year-round, with audio and visual guides that spotlight key events during the Holocaust, and Holocaust Survivors’ testimonies shared with thousands of museum visitors and school groups each year. A few programs and services that the Dallas Holocaust Museum includes:
- Traveling curriculum and reading for circulation to classrooms
- The Upstander Speaker Series, bringing renowned international speakers on human rights issues to downtown Dallas and the community
- A rich archive and research library available to museum members
- Digitized personal testimonies to preserve survivor stories
Events In The West End For Holocaust Remembrance
On Sunday, January 29th, The Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance is hosting a free, open to the public event moment of silence for those who were killed during the Holocaust.
Actor and activist George Take will be participating in the first Upstander Speaker Series of 2017, in conjunction with the SMU Human Rights Program, on February 2nd.
For those who are new to visit the West End district, or come to downtown Dallas and want to know what it offers, several other exhibits and attractions are located within walking distance from The Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance.
- Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: Located in the former Texas School Book Depository, the Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the assassination and its aftermath in downtown Dallas, and reflects upon President Kennedy’s lasting impact on our country and the world.
- The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture: an interactive exhibit with two floors, the Old Red Museum explores the history of Dallas and contains some of Dallas Countys’ most fascinating historical artifacts. The galleries on the second floor give a tour of Dallas County history, offering exhibits featuring elements that range from fossils and war weapons to sports paraphernalia and Dallas Countys’ contribution to popular culture.
Explore Downtown Dallas, and Experience The Dallas Holocaust Museum
Since 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance has stated
“We are dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference.”
The historic West End district in downtown Dallas is honored to have such an place that is dedicated on the education of visitors from around the world. Whether you are in town as a visitor, or a Dallas resident who has never experienced the museum, a trip to the Holocaust museum and center is around the corner from great dining, shopping, and other attractions.