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“Never Forget”

Dallas Holocaust Museum
Ranked #25 of 248 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance offers a core exhibit that exposes three key events that occurred on "One Day During the Holocaust". A special travelling exhibit, video graphed eyewitness testimonies of survivors, and artifacts offer visitors a well-rounded understanding of this horrific part of world history. Visitors leave the Museum with answers to the question, how could this happen? Due to the somber topic and graphic historical photographs in the exhibits, the Museum is not recommended for children under the age of 10. However, parents should note that this Museum hosts more than 30,000 school children each year. The audio guided tour teaches the differences between bystander and Upstander behavior and the value of choices.
Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you go to the Texas School Book Depository go one block and see the Dallas Holocaust Museum. I was fortunate to meet 87 year old Mike Jacobs, a Holocaust survivor who founded the Museum. I was delighted to shake his hand and had him sign a copy of his book, Holocaust Survivor. You will get a handheld recorder that will tell you about all the exhibits. You will see a portion of a railroad car that was used to transport people to their deaths. You'll see a pile of rings and glasses that were taken from the people before they were gassed. Take your time and think about the millions of men, women and children that were murdered for no other reason than they were Jewish. After surviving that horror, Mike writes in my book, "Have Hope, Believe and think Positive."

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The museum started in a basement and now has part of a floor around the corner from the The Sixth Floor/Texas Schoolbook Depository. Many of the photos and stories are familiar but some are unique to this museum. Many cities have Holocaust museums but it is important that students and young adults have access to the information. Only through education can we ensure that the world puts a stop to genecide.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Visited the Holocaust museum with free passes for Museum Day yesterday (from smithsonian.com). Location is easy to find. We parked at a nearby ACE parking lot (by Ross and Houston) which was $5 located right across the 6th floor museum by the dart train tracks.

We were provided with audio guides and briefed on the layout of the museum - start at the exhibit on the left side, proceed to the main displays on our right or watch a video at the theater which was more than an hour long. Bathroom is outside of the building. Free souvenir bracelets with the message "upstander" are by the door for those interested. I enjoyed the small exhibit featuring pictures from a photographer who was part of the holocaust. She was able to show her inspiring story through her pictures from those years. Not sure if this part of the exhibit is a mainstay at the museum since there was no audio to accompany the display - we had to read the lengthy text.

Venue was pretty small with pictures, artifacts, videos and a memorial room. I was expecting more pictures and authentic artifacts but it was a good introduction to the holocaust. There was a train box there where they crammed the prisoners - great visual aid. The theater showcases video material of holocaust survivor accounts. Our visit that day got more interesting when Max Glauben, a holocaust survivor, was there to launch his new CD and talk about his memories of that painful regime. But he still managed to make his audience smile. It's admirable that the museum keeps in touch with the survivors and supports this not-for-profit causes.

The museum tour ended with lessons you can learn from the heroes and the survivors. From Einstein, "The world is too dangerous to live in, not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.". That's what the "upstander" bracelets are supposed to remind you of.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I guess this might be fine if you haven't seen or read much about the holocaust. After having visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, I was extremely disappointed. It is mostly photographs, with few artifacts. The best thing about it was the video clips in a small theater with holocaust servivors.

Thank Mlee26
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I've not been to the Holocaust Museum in a while now, but have been a few times. Our kids have gone with school in the last year and while they're not old enough yet to truly understand its significance, I was when I went. When you walk in, you start your "tour" in a real rail car used during the Holocaust to transport the Jews to the concentration camps and sometimes to their final resting place. I'm not sure if there are spirits in there or not, but it's a lot colder and gives you goosebumps when you walk through. They have a nice little library here where you can read all kinds of books about the Holocaust, its survivors, victims and their families. There is also a very nice, well-done memorial inside the museum to all of those who lost their lives. Whether you're Jewish or not, young or old, it is important to know about this piece of our history and to keep it preserved in a place like this.

Thank Traveling_Melissa
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