The Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance will continue hosting the summer series of public presentations by local Holocaust survivors, refugees and hidden children.
Wednesday, August 16 hear Magie Furst, a Kindertransportee. The Kindertransportee (children’s transport) was a series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940.
Sunday, August 20 Holocaust survivor Max Glauben will present the program.
Speakers for Sundays, September 3, September 10 and September 24 are to be announced.
“If you have not had the chance to hear the testimony of one of our survivor-speakers, the summer survivor series is the perfect opportunity to do so,” Museum President & CEO, Mary Pat Higgins said. “You will not only hear first-hand from a person who experienced history, but you will be deeply impacted by the message of their experience.”
Summer series are at 12:30 p.m. and admission is free. Admission to exhibits apply.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. The Museum’s exhibits and programs convey the lessons of the Holocaust including the horrors brought on by unchecked discrimination and deep-rooted hatred that led to the attempted annihilation of the Jews and the systematic persecution of others.
The Museum’s permanent exhibition is a narrative history of the Holocaust that features historical artifacts, video footage, and personal stories.
Currently located at 211 N. Record Street it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is closed on Yom Kippur, September 30, 2017, and Christmas Day, December 25.
Within the year the Museum will break ground on a permanent home in the historic West End of Dallas.
This state-of-the-art, 50,000 square foot structure will allow visitors to experience an even deeper immersion into human and civil rights, their centrality to our democracy, and their vital importance in preventing events like those of the Holocaust from happening again.