The New Dallas Holocaust Museum Could Be Just the Balm for What Ails This City

If ever there was a time this city needed a safe gathering spot to intelligently discuss how to combat intolerance and prejudice, this is it. The new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, which broke ground this week, holds promise to be that place. The 51,000-square-foot museum in the West End will quadruple the size of the current building and expand the museum’s mission to teach the history of the Holocaust. What’s more, it has important plans for interactive exhibits exploring slavery, the Native American experience and LGBT rights, all designed to inspire visitors to be upstanders who speak out, rather than bystanders. After all the recent discourse, the expected opening in the summer of 2019 can’t come soon enough.This brief is part of the Did Y'all Hear About collection of hits and misses from around Texas, updated each week.What's your view?Got an opinion about this issue? Send a letter to the editor, and you just might get published.  Continue reading...

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