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Contact: Paula Nourse
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Phone: (469) 399-5201

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

Find out about 2018 Speaker events, films, panel discussions and special events See Special Events and Programs Guide for the first half of 2018 or visit the event calendar.


Video Recap of Topping Out Ceremony for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, June 13, 2018
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Video of Topping Out Ceremony for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Facebook Live Video, June 13, 2018
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Video of Civil Discourse Series - Paths out of Poverty: Dallas' Working Poor, Facebook Live Video, May 17, 2018
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Video of Upstander Speaker Christian Picciolini, Facebook Live Video, May 3, 2018
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Video of Mary Pat Higgins, Museum President and CEO, Interviewed on WFAA Channel 8's Good Morning Texas, March 2, 2018
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Video of entire event for Upstander Speakers Series talk on Sex Trafficking in North Texas
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Video of entire Panel Discussion on African American Experiences in Dallas During WWII
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Video: New Museum Video - Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum with opening comments by Mayor Rawlings.
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Video of Groundbreaking 10.10.17
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Video of Human Rights Panel Discussion 2017
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HRC Video

Video of Powerful Talk by Dr. Seldin on June 29, 2017.
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Video of Opening Night speakers for Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences During WWII
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Electoral College Panel Discussion
Three Questions With" video with Dr. Samantha Nutt Upstander Speaker & founder of War Child

Video and Information about the City-Wide Read and Performance

Public Statements

*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.


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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Recent News

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
Channel 11 Coverage of Groundbreaking, Oct. 10, 2017

Press Releases

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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
Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell to Receive Inaugural Upstander Award Named in His Honor from the Dallas Holocaust Museum

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

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

Annual Reports

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2015 Annual Report
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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

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