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Dallas Holocaust Museum to Expand, Hoping to Halt Hate

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In June, it was announced that the Houston Holocaust Museum would double in size, and now, Dallas News writes that the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance here in Texas has broken ground on what will become The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The new site is only a few blocks away from their current location, but it will be four times the size of the old site at 51,000-square feet. “It will feature a 250-seat theater, two classrooms, courtyard areas for reflection and video testimonies from dozens of local Holocaust survivors,” Dallas News writes.

The Dallas Observer states that the museum will open in Summer 2019. The institution raised over $61 million since the plan to create a bigger space began four years ago. As it stands now, many visitors must be turned away from the current location because they reach capacity too quickly, and they don’t have enough room for all of their artifacts.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at the groundbreaking, “This will be a place that will be good for the whole city, no question about it. A place that can spur us through difficult situations, to help us with challenging racial issues and challenging issues related to people outside of our country.”