Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
The Dallas Holocaust Museum was founded by a group of local survivors to preserve the memory of what they had endured. As you enter, you are greeted by the words of Albert Einstein: “The world is too dangerous to live in — not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.” The words serve as a theme for the museum, which seeks to teach the moral and ethical respones to prejudice, hatred and indifference. Displayed throughout the austere setting are uniforms worn by concentration camp prisoners, collections of eyeglasses and rings confiscated at the camps, a wooden boxcar used to transport individuals to the camps, and more.
The center currently is located in the West End but is preparing to construct a new facility on the corner of Houston and Pacific streets.