About the Museum
Mission and History of
We are dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
Founded in 1984 by Holocaust survivors, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is a sacred place for remembrance, serving as a home to both horrific history and noble moments. Our mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
The alarming rise in antisemitic and racially motivated acts illustrate that the Museum’s work has never been more urgent than now. We take hope from the knowledge that just as hatred is learned, it can be unlearned. The Museum teaches about some of humanity’s most incredible stories of struggle and courage to empower our community to be Upstanders, those who take action to create positive change.
At the Museum, visitors experience an immersion into the lessons of the Holocaust, the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights following World War II, historical and contemporary genocides, and America’s human and civil rights journey. Through meaningful exhibitions, engaging community programming, and pioneering educational initiatives, the Museum inspires visitors to be Upstanders by confronting hatred and promoting human dignity.
Education is at the heart of our mission. Through partnerships with regional school districts, the Museum serves nearly 120,000 students each year. A combination of thought-provoking field trips, virtual programs, and classroom resources gives students and educators a deeper understanding of the Holocaust, human rights, and how tragedies of the past inform their lives today.