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Jan 9

Anne Frank: A History for Today

January through May 31, 2016
Anne Frank was one of more than a million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust. Her diary gives us insight into her thoughts. This exhibit gives us insight into the family and world events that shaped her life.

Anne lived for nearly two years in a secret annex in Amsterdam, hiding from the Nazis. She kept a diary in which she recorded her fears, dreams and experiences. Anne’s diary, published after her untimely death, is one of the most widely read books after the Bible. Her story has inspired countless children worldwide and is available in 67 languages.

Anne Frank: A History for Today takes you beyond the pages of her diary by providing a wide perspective on the Holocaust, human rights, the Nazis, and the Frank family’s experiences in hiding.

The exhibit is in Spanish and English.

Exhibit Sponsors: Clampitt Paper, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, The Catholic Foundation.
Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center USA.

Image © AFF Basel / AFS Amsterdam

May 5

Yom Hashoah

The Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. | Congregation Shearith Israel | 9401 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225
Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust and celebrates the lives of those who survived. Join the Dallas area community to reflect upon this tragedy, remember those who perished, and honor our survivors.

Guests will also enjoy a presentation that reflects upon the lasting effects of the Holocaust. There is no charge to attend this event.
Directions to Shearith Israel.

May 14

Anne Frank at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents Anne Frank at the Dallas Arboretum
May 14, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. | Dallas Arboretum
Join the education staff of the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Dallas Arboretum for a hands-on, family-friendly activity exploring the theme of nature in The Diary of a Young Girl. Learn how tree rings tell the story of a tree’s life, then help plot Anne Frank’s timeline, along with your own. Discover the view outside Anne’s window while she was in hiding before depicting the view from your own window.
Included in cost of admission to Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden.
info: ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org

May 19

Upstander Speaker Series: Ambassador Jakob Finci

The Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Upstander Speaker Ambassador Jakob Finci.
May 19, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. | Temple Shalom | 6930 Alpha Road | Dallas, TX 75240.
The VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite
$10 general Admission; FREE for members; $20 for VIP Members;
$30 for non-members.
Many thanks to
Presenting Sponsor: Temple Shalom Brotherhood

Map for Temple Shalom

May 25

Opening Night of Cabaret - Cabaret for a Cause

Co-chaired by Melanie Kuhr Murphy and Jolene Risch, your Cabaret experience features dinner by Wolfgang Puck, a Tony-Award winning Broadway performance and an exclusive post-show meet-and-greet with the Cast. This exciting fundraising evening is a collaboration with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, with funds supporting the mission, exhibits and educational initiatives of the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

CABARET FOR A CAUSE
An evening benefiting the Dallas Holocaust Museum
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 6 p.m. Winspear Opera House
Pre-show Sponsor Reception | 8 p.m. Performance
Post-show Sponsor meet & greet with the cast following the performance.
Sponsor levels start at $1,000.
Single tickets start at $125.
469-399-5202 | Events@dallasholocaustmuseum.org

Jun 1

June is Millennial Month

For the month of June, this Museum will celebrating Millennials by offering them admission for a donation of any amount. You can pay $10 or 10 cents. You decide what your donation will be. Check back for details on Millennials-Only Museum nights and other events.

Jun 6

iRead Book Club: The Book Thief

iRead Book Club: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
June 6, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. | At Museum
Join us as we read books that move us and discuss key literary and historical points. This month, we will discuss Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Open to Museum members and volunteers only. Free, RSVP to cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Jun 16

Special Gallery Exhibit – Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija

Special Gallery Exhibit – Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija
June 16 – September 11, 2016
Si>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.

Exhibit Opening - Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija
Reception June 16, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. | At the Museum
Talk at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for the opening of our special gallery exhibit, Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija, featuring a talk from Edward Serotta, Director of Centropa, a non-profit Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Free, but RSVP required at Eventbrite.

Jul 1

July is Pay-It-Forward Month

July is Pay-it-Forward Month.
During July, when you visit the Museum you will have the opportunity to pay admissions for people in our community who like to visit the Museum but have less discretionary funds.

Jul 14

Film - Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave

Film: Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave
July 14, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. | At Museum
Expanding upon our special gallery exhibit, Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija, we will feature a film about the Bosnian-Serbian conflict in the Museum Theater.
Free, RSVP required. RSVP to ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Jul 26

Human Rights Panel

Human Rights Panel
July 26, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.| At the Museum
In conjunction with the Holocaust and Human Rights Conference, join us for a presentation from a panel of experts on human rights issues.
Free, RSVP required. Email cdecoster@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Sep 18

Peace Day Dallas - Meet Holocaust Survivors

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.

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 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. For details contact ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Oct 6

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

Special Gallery Exhibit – Rebirth 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. Email: ablack@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

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 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.