Statement on Attacks and Antisemitic Acts on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2023
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the United Nations as a worldwide day of Holocaust remembrance, marks the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest death camp run by the Nazis, was liberated. This day commemorates the horrors of the Holocaust and reminds us of the six million Jews who were murdered and the millions of others who were persecuted and tormented by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Joint Statement on the Decision by the Carroll ISD Board
December 19, 2022
Last week’s decision by the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees to remove “religion”, “sexual orientation” and “gender” from its existing non-discrimination statement is a clear rollback of protections for students.
Statement on the Historical Significance and the Hateful Message Behind the Swastika
December 2, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is outraged by the rising use of antisemitic language and iconography by high-profile figures, including Ye’s (formerly known as Kanye West) recent tweet of the Star of David overlaid with a swastika. While we are concerned that hate speech is increasing rapidly under Twitter’s new policies, we commend Twitter for taking immediate action and suspending Ye’s account.
Statement on Shooting at an LGBTQ+ Nightclub
November 21, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Colorado Springs at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub.
Statement on Attacks Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities in North Texas
August 27, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is deeply saddened by the hateful attack on a group of women of South Asian descent in Plano, Texas.
Statement on Access to Books in Schools
August 19, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is disappointed by the decision of the Board of Trustees of Keller ISD to remove, pending further review, 41 books that were challenged by at least one parent last year, including an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, the Bible, and books addressing racism and LGBTQ+ themes.
Statement on Attack Targeting Black Neighborhood in Buffalo, New York
May 16, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is devastated by the horrific targeting of a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, the senseless murder of 10 people, and the physical and emotional wounding of so many more.
Statement on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
March 11, 2022
We condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine in a war of deliberate and overt aggression. We stand with the Ukrainian people and applaud their bravery in the face of chaos and the destruction of their country.
Statement in Response to Amnesty International UK Report
February 2, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum strongly condemns a report issued by Amnesty International UK on February 1
Statement on Colleyville Synagogue Attack
January 16, 2022
Yesterday morning, a gunman entered Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas during Shabbat services, taking four hostages including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, and sparking a tense ten-hour standoff.
Statement on Recent Antisemitic Acts in Texas
November 4, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum calls for an immediate end to the antisemitic actions taking place across our state, most recently in Austin and San Antonio, where neo-Nazis publicly threatened Jews, and the outer wall of a synagogue was set on fire, likely by arson.
Important Statement from the President and CEO and the Board Chair
October 15, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is appalled to learn that a Carroll Independent School District Administrator advised teachers last week to offer books with an “opposing view” on the Holocaust if they have a Holocaust-related book in their classroom.
Statement on the Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan
August 16, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is extremely concerned by the human rights violations occurring in Afghanistan as the Taliban consolidates its control of the country while the United States and other NATO countries withdraw their forces. The unfolding tragedy is reminiscent of the lead up to the Rwandan genocide, when the warning signs were present, but the world turned a blind eye. We must learn from history and respond when we see indicators of potential genocide.
Statement on Holocaust Memorial Exhibition in UAE
June 26, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is excited to share that a Holocaust memorial exhibition has opened in the United Arab Emirates. The first of its kind, the “We Remember” exhibition at the Crossroads of Civilizations Museum in Dubai features first-hand testimonies of Holocaust Survivors.
Statement on the Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in Canada
June 10, 2021
We express our sadness and horror over the brutal attack on a Muslim family in Canada last weekend. The family, on foot and waiting to cross the street in London, Ontario, was deliberately hit by a vehicle. Four members of the family, ranging in age from 15 to 74, were killed and a 9-year-old boy has been hospitalized in serious condition. It is clear to Canadian authorities that this was a hate crime because the family was targeted for their religion.
Important Joint Statement on the Vandalism at the Florida Holocaust Museum
June 3, 2021
We unequivocally condemn the cowardly and despicable act of vandalism at The Florida Holocaust Museum on May 27. The abhorrent graffiti and hateful rhetoric, that defaced the museum is an act of antisemitism, hatred and violence targeting Jews.
Statement on the Crisis in the Middle East and Rising Antisemitism
May 21, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is heartbroken by the crisis in the Middle East. To say that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, which has been decades in the making, is complex, is a gross understatement. Much has been written about the conflict and feelings and emotions run deep. Opinions differ about what led to the current eruption of violence, how to stop it, and how to work toward a peaceful resolution to this long-standing crisis. However, as a museum that was founded by Holocaust survivors, there are several points that are clear to us.
Statement on President Biden's Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
April 28, 2021
On Saturday, April 24, 2021, one hundred and six years after the Ottoman Government sought to annihilate the Armenian people, President Joe Biden officially recognized these actions and mass murders as genocide. With this declaration, the United States joins other nations in officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
Important Statement on the Increase of Violence Against Asian Americans
March 3, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is alarmed by the continued increase in violence and hatred directed at Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Important Statement from Museum President and CEO and Board Chair
February 23, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is deeply concerned over a recent ruling by a Polish court that may compromise the future of Holocaust scholarship in Poland.
Important Statement from Museum President and CEO and Board Chair
January 7, 2021
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is saddened by the attack on our democracy yesterday in our Nation’s Capital.
Statement in Response to Antisemitic Vandalism in Dallas
October 30, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is dismayed to learn of a recent crime involving antisemitic graffiti and hate speech in Dallas.
Important Statement in Response to Increase in Antisemitism Across the U.S. and in our DFW Community
August 5, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is alarmed by an increase in antisemitism across the U.S. and in our DFW community.
Museum Statement About the Never Again Education Act
June 2, 2020
At a time when there is so much uncertainty and reason for despair, we are heartened by and thankful for the passage of the Never Again Education Act, which President Trump signed into law on May 29, 2020.
Important Statement from Museum President and CEO and Board Chair
June 1, 2020
The mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. The tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and too many other incidents of racial bias and inequity, make it clear that our mission is not yet fulfilled.
Statement on Comparisons of COVID-19 regulations to Hitler and Nazis
April 21, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum deplores the resurgence of comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis by those unhappy with regulations issued during the COVID-19 emergency.
Statement in Response to Increased Attacks on Asian-Americans
March 26, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is alarmed by the increased number of attacks directed at Asian-Americans in response to the current Covid-19 outbreak.
Statement on the terrorist attack in Hanau, Germany
February 22, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum strongly condemns the senseless and cowardly terrorist attack in Hanau, Germany that left nine innocent people dead and others critically wounded before the gunman took his own life and that of his mother.
Statement On Rohingya Genocidal Activity
January 28, 2020
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (DHHRM) strongly supports the recent action of the International Court of Justice at The Hague (ICJ) to protect the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
Important Statement on Federal Refugee Resettlement Program
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and Holocaust Museum Houston are disappointed to learn that Texas has become the first state to opt out of the federal refugee resettlement program.
Statement on Antisemitic Hate Crimes in New York City
December 31, 2019
We are horrified by the numerous antisemitic assaults that have taken place in the New York City area over the past week and strongly condemn them for what they are — hate crimes.
Statement About Antisemitic Attack in Jersey City, New Jersey
December 12, 2019
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum condemns the targeted, antisemitic attack in Jersey City that resulted in the loss of four innocent lives. Antisemitism is on the rise around the world, and we are particularly concerned with the increase of violent acts of antisemitism in America. We condemn antisemitism in all its forms.
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING IN GERMANY
October 10, 2019
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is alarmed and saddened by the attack at the synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day. Two people were killed, and the attacker was heard to say “the root of all problems are the Jews.” Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and all affected by this senseless hate crime.
June 19, 2019
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, Florida Holocaust Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Michigan Holocaust Memorial Center, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, feel compelled to address Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to evoke comparisons of the conditions of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the victims of the Holocaust.
STATMENT IN RESPONSE TO SHOOTING AT CHABAD SYNAGOGUE OF POWAY, CALIFORNIA
April 28, 2019
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance condemns the attack at the Chabad Synagogue of Poway, California, leaving one person dead and three others wounded. The attack was perpetrated by a 19 year old white male, who posted antisemitic statements on the internet. We are heartsick that such a young man could be filled with blind hatred.
Statement Regarding Sri Lankan Bombing Attacks
April 22, 2019
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance condemns the coordinated terrorist attacks by Islamist militants in Sri Lanka that have claimed 290 lives. These cowardly attacks on Christian churches and hotels on Easter Sunday are despicable.
STATEMENT ABOUT TREE OF LIFE SHOOTING
October 27, 2018
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is horrified by the senseless attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and all affected by this terrible hate crime. We abhor violence, hatred, and bigotry...
A CALL FOR CIVILITY
October 5, 2018
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, its Jewish Community Relations Council, the ADL-Texoma Region, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and the SMU Human Rights Program feel...
OFFICIAL MUSEUM IMMIGRATION POLICY STATEMENT
June 20, 2018
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance calls upon all branches of our government to work together to fix our immigration system so that children are not separated from their parents at the borders of our great nation.
MUSEUM'S PUBLIC STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE ROHINGYA
September 16, 2017
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is gravely concerned for the Rohingya people in Myanmar...
MUSEUM’S STATEMENT AGAINST THE HATRED, BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
August 14, 2017
The Dallas Holocaust Museum remembers a time when Aryan racist ideology led to the murder of six million Jews, as well as the persecution and murder of millions of other victims.