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The Wartime Escape

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France
February 12 through June 20, 2015
Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940, just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France.
This exhibit chronicles the Reys’ escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing journey partially by bicycle, they carried with them the manuscript that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
When author Louise Borden heard about the Reys’ little known story she researched their escape route and wrote a book about their extraordinary journey to freedom. This special exhibit is a visual extension of Louise Borden’s book for young readers, The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey. The exhibit is suitable for Curious George fans of all ages.

Get Curious at Bookmarks

Get Curious @ Bookmarks!
April 25, 2015
North Park Center
10:30 a.m.
Story time featuring the Journey That Saved Curious George in English and French.
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Ms. Golabek’s performance will showcase her unique combination of music and theatrical story-telling. One story features her mother as a child in Nazi-occupied Vienna, where she witnesses the Night of Broken Glass and the humiliation of her father on the street and ultimately escapes alone on the Kindertransport. June 10th at 5 p.m. at the Wyly Theater.
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Upstander Speaker Series presents Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich

The Upstander Speaker Series presents Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 - 6:30 P.M. When a skinhead punched Rabbi Michael Schudrich on a street in Warsaw, the Chief Rabbi of Poland punched him back. This is just one of the reasons why Poland needs him. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest Jewish community in the world, but nearly 90 percent of that community was murdered during the Holocaust. Many who survived the Holocaust left, vowing never to return. Of those who stayed, many hid their Jewish roots. Consequently, generations of…
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From the Archives Many of the works displayed in the Museum’s current special exhibition, Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk, have been loaned by two of our generous friends, but Gregg and Michelle Philipson have gone even further to donate two rare books to the Museum’s collection. Ink and Blood: A Book of Drawings by Arthur Szyk and The New Order are compilations of Szyk’s intricate and colorful political cartoons. Both are on display now in the Museum’s special…
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Tribute Program

Our donors are UPSTANDERS! A special thank you to all of our donors and members for your support. Your gifts help us preserve the memory of the Holocaust and teach the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference. THE TRIBUTE PROGRAM The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s Tribute Program lets you honor or memorialize a family member, friend or other loved one. The donations allow us to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and teach the moral and ethical response to prejudice,…
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From the President/CEO

Earlier this month, The Dallas Morning News reported on the preliminary plans of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance to construct a new, expanded facility in the historic West End of downtown Dallas. The new building will allow us to expand the teaching of the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference using the Holocaust as a cornerstone of that teaching along with other genocides and issues addressing inhumanity and human rights. It is somewhat…
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Upstander Speaker Series

Upstander Speaker Series The 2014 Upstander Speaker Series ended on a high with more than 140 people packing the Museum’s auditorium to hear human rights activist and former Chinese political prisoner Harry Wu speak. We are now pleased to announce the lineup for the 2015 series, which promises another year of informative and exciting speeches from leading human rights advocates and academics. Our first speaker will be Michael Sam, a free agent in the National Football League who made history…
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Racism and its Implications

It is difficult to ignore the widely reported news coverage of violent acts of racism and the numerous racist comments made by high profile figures in the United States over the past several months. Given recent events in Ferguson, MO, and New York City, an exploration of views on race and racism seems in order. Intentionally, we’ve included differing opinions from Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology, Duke University, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, and Dr.…
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Five Questions With Kas Tebbets of the Museum's Junior Board

Five Questions With Kas Tebbetts, Vice President of the Junior Board of The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Open to students between the ages of 14 and 18 and supervised by education staff members, the Junior Board of The Dallas Holocaust Museum is charged with developing activities that contribute to the museum in a positive and meaningful way, build community support, and enlarge the museum’s network. In return, Junior Board Members have an opportunity to build…
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Recent News

Join us at the Dallas Zoo-Rescheduled for March 19th, 2015. This event has been rescheduled for April 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Location: Tiger Classroom at the Tiger Enclosure in the Dallas Zoo. In case of cold weather (50 degrees or below) one or both sessions might be cancelled. Rain will not affect the session. Session description: The Education Staff from the Dallas Holocaust Museum will lead a reading of Curious George and explain how the authors of Curious George escaped from…
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