The final phase of construction of the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is now underway in the West End of Downtown Dallas.
This morning, Holocaust survivors, and survivors of other genocides were at the construction site on 300 N. Houston Street. They placed letters into a time capsule about the significance of the museum.
Max Glauben is a founder and a lifetime board member of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. He wrote one of the letters that went into the time capsule.
“I had a good life, though part of it was very bad. I was born in late 1928. After surviving the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, I was a prisoner in Majdanek, Budzyn, Mielec, Wieliczka, and Flossenburg concentration camps and was on the Death March to Dachau. I lost my entire family, including my parents and brother and 42 family members. I was liberated by the U.S. Army, with whom I lived in Nuremburg from 1945-1947,” Glauben wrote.
There are pictures of Glauben’s family on the walls of the current Dallas Holocaust Museum. He has spent his life in American speaking about the Holocaust.
“Only true education and enlightening of people’s knowledge about the Holocaust, can we prevent hatred, bigotry and killings,” said Glauben.
The museum will be completed in the fall of 2019.