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The Dallas Holocaust Museum archival collection contains 11,000 items, including books, photographs, textiles, and letters. Significantly, we are actively collecting Holocaust-related artifacts and have recently expanded our collecting focus to include human rights materials.

Recently, the archivist Felicia Williamson met with the Carol Pinker family, who generously donated their maternal grandmother's wedding dress. Carol's mother (Herta Traub) married Carol's father (Karl Wolf) on February 16, 1936. Significantly, the family had previously donated Karl and Herta's Ketubah, or wedding contract.

After experiencing the terror of Kristallnacht, Karl and Herta fled Nazi Germany. The Museum is so thrilled to add this important artifact to our collection!

Do you know of Holocaust or human rights collections in the Dallas area? Please contact the Archivist at with details!

Photograph of Herta Traub’s 1936 wedding dress and Ketubah

Carol Pinker Family Collections. Accessions 2016.242 and 2017.11