News & Events

Museum to host Sept. 5 program with Robert Bielski, youngest son of Jewish partisan commander

Join the Museum at 6 p.m. on September 5 for “A Conversation with Robert Bielski,” the youngest son of the legendary partisan commander, Tuvia Bielski, portrayed by Daniel Craig in the Paramount Vantage film Defiance. Robert Bielski will share the story of his father and his uncles and their successful mission that saved over 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

Bielski will be joined by Leon Bakst, the only known Dallas resident and surviving participant from the Bielski partisans.

The event is an opening reception for the special exhibit Beyond the Lens: The Photography of Resistance and Liberation, on display from Sept. 1 to November 25. The exhibit features the photography of Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish Partisan photographer. The exhibit also features photographs and camera equipment used by the late WWII Army Sgt. Richard Cramer of Texarkana, Texas, who documented the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Admission is $5 for Students, $10 for DHM/CET Upstander members and JCC members and $20 for non-members. The event is free DHM/CET Circle of Remembrance members.
RSVP by September 1 to