Governor Abbott Attends Grand Opening Of New Dallas Holocaust And Human Rights Museum
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the grand opening of the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The Governor spoke on the importance of holocaust education and remembrance, and urged all Texans to pursue human dignity and freedom for all throughout the world. Following his remarks, Governor Abbott participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the museum alongside local leaders, human rights advocates, and survivors of the Holocaust.
"With this remarkable new facility, this museum is poised to expand its vital mission to educate Texans about the Holocaust and the great collective resilience that follows in the wake of intolerance and injustice," said Governor Abbott. “The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is a reminder of the evil that can exist in the world and it stands as memorial to those who lost their lives, so that their memory will never fade. All those who walk through these halls will be inspired to fight for human dignity and freedom throughout the world.”
Founded in 1984 by a group of Dallas area Holocaust Survivors, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. The Museum is celebrating the opening of a new location and expanded assortment of exhibits, and is the first of its kind to be built in the world that will honor both human rights and the memory of the Holocaust—a unique mission among 21st century educational institutions.