America's next generation of Holocaust Museums underwayAmerica's next generation of Holocaust Museums underwayhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=180622017-10-18T05:00:00Z2017-10-18T21:00:00Z

​​​Rendering of the finished Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights MuseumDALLAS – More than a dozen Holocaust survivors broke ground in downtown Dallas on a greatly expanded museum dedicated to their ordeal and a simple proposition.

Led by local Holocaust survivors and the Mayor of Dallas, the Dallas Holocaust Museum broke ground on a new 51,000-sf museum in downtown.

"The only way we can wipe out bigotry and hatred is through education," said 89-year-old Max Glauben, who grew up in Warsaw, Poland, was orphaned by the Holocaust and survived six concentration camps and a death march.​

The new museum, located at 300 N. Houston St. in Dallas' historic West End district, will quadruple its current size, accommodate more than double the number of current visitors.

Scheduled to open in the summer 2019, the new state-of-the-art facility will be called the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

The museum will feature a Cinemark XD 250-seat theater, two classrooms, a temperature-controlled library and archive, and a special reflection and memorial area for visitors over three floors.​​

The mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.​

Also see the Dallas Morning News.

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