The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is saddened by the attack on our democracy yesterday in our Nation’s Capital. The mission of the Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. As we know from studying the Holocaust and other genocides, it is impossible to advance, let alone safeguard, human rights without a functioning democracy. We were also disturbed by the images of rioters wielding Confederate flags and wearing symbols of hatred, a stark reminder of the consequences of unchecked prejudice.
We applaud Upstanders from all over the U.S. and around the globe, who stood up and spoke out to defend our democracy and condemn acts of violence. We must stand resolved to uphold the inspirational values upon which our Nation was founded and to ensure that those values apply to all of our citizens.
It is more important than ever to be an Upstander.
– Mary Pat Higgins, Museum President and CEO
– Mark Zilbermann, Board Chair