DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas’ West End officially becomes home to the ‘Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’ this week.
The museum opens to the public Wednesday in a 55,000 sq-foot building equipped with holographic technology. The museum tells the stories of holocaust victims and survivors.
“When visitors come to Dallas this is going to be on the list of places they want to come see,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said.
In addition to the Holocaust, the new space also explores human rights as a whole.
“We strive to inspire individuals who will stand up to hate and prejudice,” said museum CEO Mary-Pat Higgins.
The museum will feature four core wings of the permanent exhibition— Orientation, Holocaust/Shoah, Human Rights, Pivot to America—and interview Museum subject experts—including Museum designer Michael Berenbaum, project director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The space also is equipped with an innovative Dimensions in Testimony SM Theater, created by the USC Shoah Foundation. Using holographic imagery, the theater allows visitors to interact in real-time with a digital rendering of a real genocide Survivor. Dallas’s own local Survivor, Max Glauben, will be the featured Survivor that visitors will interact with in the permanent theater, one of only two such theaters in the world.
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