When visiting Dallas, take some time to visit some of the lesser-known museums. The Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance is a Holocaust museum temporarily located on the first floor of the Kingman-Texas Building. However, the museum has plans on establishing a permanent location in the Historic West End District of Dallas. The Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
In 1977, 125 Jewish Holocaust survivors joined together with North Texas residents and created an organization called the Holocaust Survivors in Dallas. In 1984, the Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies was established by Holocaust Survivors in Dallas and other national and North Texas benefactors. In 2005, the Memorial Center changed its name to the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education & Tolerance. The Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education & Tolerances houses an extensive collection of items from the Holocaust, including an actual boxcar from Belgium that used to transport Jews to and from ghettos and Nazi concentration camps. Though the museum is small, the entire room is designed as a memorial. The names of the lost relatives of Dallas Holocaust survivors are displayed on plaques on the walls. Temporary exhibits are sometimes featured at the museum as well as tours lef by Dallas Holocaust survivors. To hear what visitors have to say about The Dallas Holocaust Museum & Center for Education and Tolerance, watch the video below.
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