Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance

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Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance
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Dallas Holocaust Museum in 2018
Dallas Holocaust Museum is located in Texas
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum is located in the United States
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum (the United States)
Location211 N. Record St. Suite 100 Dallas, Texas
Coordinates32°46′49″N 96°48′27″W / 32.780278°N 96.8075°W / 32.780278; -96.8075Coordinates: 32°46′49″N 96°48′27″W / 32.780278°N 96.8075°W / 32.780278; -96.8075
TypeHolocaust museum
Visitors+60,000 annually
PresidentMary Pat Higgins
WebsiteDallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance
Kingman-Texas Building
Location209-211 N. Record St.
Built1907 (1907)
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
Part ofWestend Historic District (#78002918[1])
DLMKHD #H/2 (West End HD)
Significant dates
Designated CPNovember 14, 1978
Designated DLMKHDOctober 6, 1975[2]

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance is a Holocaust museum located in Dallas, Texas. In 1977, 125 Jewish Holocaust survivors and North Texas residents joined together and formed an organization called Holocaust Survivors in Dallas. In 1984, the survivors along with national and North Texas benefactors established The Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies. The museum was located at the Dallas Jewish Community Center in North Dallas. In January 2005, the Memorial Center changed its name to the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance, and moved to its present, temporary location in downtown Dallas. Plans have been made for its permanent location in the historic West End area of downtown Dallas, Texas.

The museum houses an actual boxcar (from Belgium) used to transport Jews to ghettos and Nazi concentration camps. In addition to the museum collection, an entire room is designed as a memorial. Plaques on the walls list the names of lost relatives of Dallas survivors. The museum also features temporary exhibitions as well as tours led by Dallas Holocaust survivors.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Staff (August 4, 2016). "West End Historic District" (PDF). Department of Urban Planning, City of Dallas. p. 3. Retrieved August 2, 2018.