The Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey's Journey from France is open through June 20. Margret and H. A Rey are the husband-wife team that created the Curious George series of children's books. Their escape from Nazi occupied France was a harrowing one filled with near misses and suspenseful twists. All along they carried the manuscript for the mischievous monkey we all came to know as Curious George.
Our journey in life can take us on many different paths. Margaret and H.A. Rey, the authors of Curious George, journey in life took a drastic turn when they had to flee wartime France during World War II. This pivotal event marked the art and tales of Curious George that so many of us enjoy.
From February through May 2015, visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s special exhibit, The War Time Escape, and create an artwork that applies the following questions:
- How did art play a significant role during the Holocaust?
- What role does art play in today’s world when people are faced with hatred, discrimination, and persecution?
- How can art allow a person to be an UPSTANDER?
Any student group (school, boys and girls club, religious organization, etc.) is allowed to participate.
Competition categories are: K through 5th grade; 6 through 8th grade; 9th through 12th grade.
Prizes for each category: $100 for 1st place in each category; $50 for 2nd place in each category; Educator Membership for group leader; UPSTANDER wristbands for student participants; Invitation to awards reception.
This year, 2015, will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps by American and British forces. Soviet forces liberated camps in 1944 and 1945. Don't miss this chance to hear two camp liberators tell their stories. These gentlemen are over 90 years of age. It is cathartic for them share their stories.
Location: SMU Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall.
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Deadline for Submissions is May 7, 2015.
War Time Escape Winning Art:
Participants should attend the judging and reception on May 10th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. All submissions will be judged by a panel of Holocaust Survivors, artists, and education staff. Judging will be based on originality and theme appropriateness. The winning art work will be displayed at the Dallas Holocaust Museum to the public until May 30th, 2015. Imagery taken of the participants and the artwork may be used for promotional and advertising by the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
9. Art Pick Up:
Winning artwork will be available for pick up at the Museum by the teacher or youth group leader from June 1st until June 5th, 2015. All other art work can be picked up from May 11th through May 15th, 2015. Artwork will be disposed of if not picked up after these dates.
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance in conjunction with the Arts District Chorale invite you to a special private reception,musical performance and panel discussion.
The Life and Message of Anne Frank
Sunday, May 17, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
This is a free event. Seating is limited. RSVP Required
Learn more about the performance of Annelies on May 19th at the City Performance Hall and experience the message of Anne Frank by moving beyond the diary. The panel will discuss the libretto “Annelies”, the life and message of Anne Frank and its connection to the present day rise of anti-Semitism and current events.
In conjunction with the Arts District Chorale and in anticipation of the upcoming libretto Annelies based on Anne Frank’s diary, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host a 10 minute musical performance featuring solos from soprano Arianna Zukerman and clarinetist Bharat Chandra.
The performance will be followed by a panel and Q&A moderated Dr. Sara Abosch.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. – Introductions & Musical Performance
6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Q&A
Musicians: Arianna Zuckerman (soprano), Bharat Chandra (clarinet)
Panel: Roberta Clark, Anti-Defamation League / Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Dallas Holocaust Museum / Arianna Zukerman, soprano / Bharat Chandra, clarinet / Dr. Dennis Harrison, Arts District Chorale
Moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch, Dallas Holocaust Museum
In cooperation with the local Armenian community on this day we will commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide with the screening of the PBS documentary film, The Armenian Genocide.
A reception will proceed film beginning at 5:30 p.m. The film will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m.
This event is free but your RSVP required to rsvp@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
This event is presented in collaboration with the Daughters of WWII honoring veterans, camp liberators, and Holocaust survivors.
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas Love Field Airport, entrance at 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209.
WWII Veterans, Holocaust survivors and our Lifetime Membership are FREE but must register. Admissions are $25 and are available on line at daughtersofww2.org.
Story Time and activities that include the mischievous monkey, Curious George. H. A. and Margret Rey were vacationing in Paris when the Nazi's invaded. They escaped using every means possible including riding bicycles. With them they carried the manuscript that would become the impetus for Curious George.
The film Conspiracy will be shown in the Museum's theater beginning at 5:30 p.m.
In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. SS Gen. Heydrich (Kenneth Branagh) and his associate, Lt. Eichmann (Stanley Tucci) call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger (David Threlfall).
Initial release: May 19, 2001
Director: Frank Pierson
1 Hr, 36 min
2015 iREAD SCHEDULE
Books are available at the Museum Store in the lobby of this museum. Meetings are at noon. Become a member and join the book club.
The List, Martin Fletcher
The Twentieth Train, Marion Schreiber
Hitler's Furies, Wendy Lower
Train to Warsaw, Gwen Edelman
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.
In 2015, we honor Mike Rawlins, Mayor of Dallas, Texas.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fairmont Hotel in the Regency Ballroom.
Reception at 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Details about table and ticket prices, and sponsorships are under construction.