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Aug 22

Summer Survivor Speaker Series

Summer Survivor Speaker Series: Paul Kessler, Hidden Child
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
At the Museum

Join us to hear the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, Refugees, and Hidden Children, as well as second generation Survivors and Survivors of modern-day genocides.

Paul was born in Slovakia. He was 5 years old when the Nazi armies entered the country. He and his mother were saved and hidden by courageous farmers. Paul speaks to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to encourage especially young people to stand against hate and prejudice.

Included in cost of Museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 12 p.m.

Sponsored By: Central Market/H-E-B and Ernst & Young, LLP

Community Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Rwandan American Community of Dallas/Fort Worth

Sep 2

Summer Survivor Speaker Series

Summer Survivor Speaker Series
Sunday, September 2 at 12:30 p.m.
At the Museum

Join us to hear the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, Refugees, and Hidden Children, as well as second generation Survivors and Survivors of modern-day genocides.

Included in cost of Museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 12 p.m.

Sponsored By: Central Market/H-E-B and Ernst & Young, LLP

Community Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Rwandan American Community of Dallas/Fort Worth

Sep 9

Summer Survivor Speaker Series

Summer Survivor Speaker Series
Sunday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m.
At the Museum

Join us to hear the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, Refugees, and Hidden Children, as well as second generation Survivors and Survivors of modern-day genocides.

Included in cost of Museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 12 p.m.

Sponsored By: Central Market/H-E-B and Ernst & Young, LLP

Community Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Rwandan American Community of Dallas/Fort Worth

Sep 13

Exhibition Opening Reception - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Exhibition Opening Reception
Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Museum
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Program
Free for Members | $5 for non-Members
RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Join us for the opening reception for our newest special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Our featured program will be a panel discussion about hidden children during the Holocaust. How was this vast network organized? What was life like for a child in hiding? Panelists include Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Max Spindler, a local Holocaust Survivor who spent the war as a hidden child in Belgium.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Anne’s experiences connect deeply with today’s youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Frank’s hiding place, the “Secret Annex.” In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

Sep 16

Summer Survivor Speaker Series

Summer Survivor Speaker Series
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
At the Museum

Join us to hear the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, Refugees, and Hidden Children, as well as second generation Survivors and Survivors of modern-day genocides.

Included in cost of Museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 12 p.m.

Sponsored By: Central Market/H-E-B and Ernst & Young, LLP

Community Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Rwandan American Community of Dallas/Fort Worth

Sep 18

Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
At the Museum
RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Homeschooling families can join the education team for a special day of learning at the Museum. The day includes a docent-led tour of the exhibition, artifact interactions, and interactive programming.

Sep 20

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Communities Foundation of Texas sponsors the largest online community-wide giving day in the country. We invite you to support the Dallas Holocaust Museum by making a gift on this day via NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

Sep 23

Peace Day Dallas 2018

Peace Day Dallas 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
At the Museum

To commemorate International Day of Peace, the Museum will offer free admission and the chance to hear Holocaust Survivors speak about their experiences.

Sponsored By: Central Market/H-E-B and Ernst & Young, LLP

Community Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Rwandan American Community of Dallas/Fort Worth

Oct 8

iRead Book Club: The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir by Chil Rajchman

iRead Book Club
The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir by Chil Rajchman
Monday, October 8, 2018 | 12 p.m.
At the Museum
Free. RSVP to cdecoster@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Join us as we read books that move us and explore key literary and historical points. Open to Museum members and volunteers.

Chil Rajchman provides the only survivor's record of the Treblinka Death Camps. Originally written in Yiddish in 1945, without hope or agenda other than to bear witness, Rajchman's tale shows that sometimes the bravest and most painful act of all is to remember.

Oct 13

Girl Scouts Day

Girl Scouts Day
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
At the Museum.
Check back soon to learn how to RSVP.

Bring your Cadette or Senior Girl Scouts for a docent-led tour of the Museum followed by a special artifact interaction and activity. Scouts will earn the Museum's History Museum Explorers Patch.

Oct 14

DFW Archives Bazaar

DFW Archives Bazaar
Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 1-5 p.m.
Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
Free. For more information, email Archives@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Join us for a free educational fair featuring interactive booths. Local experts will share information about archives, provide access to analog and digital preservation advice, and spread the word about the many archival offering available in the DFW area, including at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

Oct 16

Lunch and Learn: Modern Antisemitism

Lunch & Learn: Modern Antisemitism
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230
Free. Check back soon to learn how to RSVP.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum's Lunch & Learn Series features programs on Holocaust history and human rights topics. A light lunch will be provided.

Join Dawn Strauss, facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League, for an interactive discussion on modern-day antisemitism in the United States and abroad.

Oct 24

Hope for Humanity Honoring Dr. Gregory L. Fenves

Hope for Humanity - 2018 Honoree: DR. GREGORY L. FENVES
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and Program

Join us as the Museum proudly honors DR. GREGORY L. FENVES, President of the University of Texas at Austin, as our 2018 Hope for Humanity Honoree. This annual 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 and year-round community and educational programming.

Tables of 10 start at $5,500.
Contact 469.399.5202 or Events@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Nov 8

Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Efraim Zuroff

Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Efraim Zuroff
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Congregation Shearith Israel
9401 Douglas Avenue Dallas, TX 75225

For the past 37 years, Dr. Efraim Zuroff has been actively involved in the worldwide efforts to bring Nazi war criminals to trial, initially as the sole researcher in Israel for the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Justice Department, and since 1986 as the coordinator of Nazi war crimes research worldwide for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. His efforts influence the passage of special laws in several countries enabling the prosecution of Nazi war criminals. He is currently the director of the Center’s Israel Office in Jerusalem.

Check back soon to learn how to RSVP.

Presenting Sponsor: The Dallas Morning News

Sponsors: Northern Trust, Anonymous, and The Elliot and Patty Garsek Charitable Fund

Nov 13

Lunch and Learn: Dallas Gay History from 1947-2018

Lunch & Learn: Dallas Gay History from 1947-2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230
Free. Check back soon to learn how to RSVP.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum's Lunch & Learn Series features programs on Holocaust history and human rights topics. A light lunch will be provided.

Join Robert Emery, Vice President and Co-Founder of The Dallas Way: A GLBT Project, to learn more about the rich history of the gay community in Dallas.

Dec 3

iRead Book Club: Pastel Orphans by Gemma Liviero

iRead Book Club: Pastel Orphans by Gemma Liviero
Monday, December 3, 2018 | 12 p.m.
At the Museum
Free. RSVP to cdecoster@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Join us as we read books that move us and explore key literary and historical points. Open to Museum members and volunteers.

In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watched the world around him crumbling. Uniquely told from the perspective of youth plunged into adult chaos, Pastel Orphans is a coming-of-age story that explores profound lessons in self-belief, kindness, and human endurance.

Dec 13

Film Screening and Discussion: The Short Life of Anne Frank

Film Screening and Discussion: The Short Life of Anne Frank
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 7 p.m.
At the Museum
Free. Check back soon to learn how to RSVP.

View the film, The Short Life of Anne Frank, followed by a discussion with Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.