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“Gave me some chills”

Dallas Holocaust Museum
Ranked #24 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 April 27, 2013

I don't really care for the whole putting headphones on and listening to a recording of whats going on, which is basically the whole thing, but they have some pictures to look at, and they have cases of different things like pictures of families, money, shoes, etc. What really gave me chills is the train cartridge (is that what I'm looking to call it?) they have inside which carried some of the Jews to the camps. I touched it and tried to imagine what happened. That's what gave me chill and got me a little teary eyed. At the end, they had a survivor trying to sell his book. I would say go ahead and check it out if it interests you.

Thank nanccakes
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The general set up of this museum, with unique documents coming from different places in Europe. A very good and clear guideline at the Museum with excellent and clear explanation. A Museum everyone should visit. Only a few steps away from the Kennedy museum.

Thank PaulLonderzeel
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Take your time, listen to the audio assistive device and look at EVERYTHING. When you really look, you can only begin to imagine the horrors. This is a museum in the making and has plans for expansion. It is staffed by very friendly and knowledgeable people. The memorial room is solemn and reverent. Sit down in the room with the movie screen and plan to watch the whole thing. It was a looping video that lasted about 30 minutes or so. There are people who have been videotaped and have shared their memories and experiences. We were told that on certain days, those presentations were given LIVE. We will be returning to be in the company of those who were there and survived to tell or who had loved ones who have passed the descriptions on to them. We were a group of six adults and four teen-aged girls and we were all captivated by every part of the museum. This museum is for adults or older children who have already had some backround exposure to this part in history. Younger children would need prior explanation and would be exposed to very graphic photos. It is small, but packs a punch. We were all very touched by the experience.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's not all that big but it leaves a big impression. The end of the line for a lot of people during WWII was not pretty nor pleasant.

Thank yellowpixels
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

This museum was very breathtaking. I was sad when I left due to the inhumane way the Jews were treated. I read about the Holocaust, but this museum puts it all into perspective. After you pay, you get a remote to hold up to your ear to listen to a selected display or picture. Each display or picture has a number. This way, when traveling with a person, you may go at your own pace. They had some Ann Frank displays too. Glad I visited here.

Thank ilovestrawberrycake
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