A solemn memorial to past evils, yet also forward-looking in its aim to educate us not to commit terrible acts ever again, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum opened in September 2019.
The 55,000-square-foot Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum consists of three sections each devoted to separate elements of human rights.
The Holocaust/Shoah wing brings home the horrors of the Nazi’s Final Solution.
In the second section, the museum traces the evolution of human rights through the Nuremberg Trials to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the significance of them.
The third section is about American ideals and the extent to which they are upheld in the context of the rights of different groups. In the Beyond Tolerance Theater we are invited to see our own biases and to reflect upon them.
The History of Holocaust Museums
There are over 40 countries that have memorials and museums to the holocaust. In the USA alone, there are over 60 memorials and museums. The Dallas museum is one of the newest to open.
Other Things to Do in Dallas
History enthusiasts will likely wish to visit Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination of JFK. You may be surprised by just how small the space is. Overlooking Dealey Plaza is the building that was once known as the Texas School Depository. In this is the Sixth Floor Museum, where you can stand at the window where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy, or did he? Come here to find out more.
You can take a ride in a free trolley car or take the Bonnie and Klyde tour. Outdoors, there’s the Klyde Warren Park and out of town the Southfork Ranch, where JR and the Ewing clan supposedly resided in the famous soap opera.
When is the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum open
Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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Flights to Dallas
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The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the headquarters of American Airlines. It has connections to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, Montreal, Ontario, Qatar, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver.
It also has connections to Latin America and the Caribbean and a huge number of domestic airports. Houston Airport is not too far away and a major US transport hub.
Hotels in Dallas
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