July 18, 2011

OJB helps Eagle Scout with Design for Holocaust Survivor Memorial in Downtown Dallas

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred, and indifference, for the benefit of all humanity.

“My project will be a professional looking garden to the survivors of the Holocaust,” said Brandon, a freshman at Greenhill Scool. “Many of the survivors I have met while visiting the museum with my school and family were only teenagers or young adults when they were detained…Now many of them are in their 80s or 90s...I would like to use a lot of professional help to make the garden as memorable as possible for the survivors.”

Brandon has obtained the pro-bono services for his project from The Office of James Burnett and many other contributors. A distinctive memorial statue will be placed in the garden, as well as two outdoor benches. A small tree and appropriate ground cover will be part of the garden.

History of the Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance teaches about the past, to learn for today, in order to impact the future. A not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) since 1984, at our inception we were known as the Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies and were located in the basement of the Jewish Community Center building on Northaven Road in North Dallas. A group of local survivors created the Holocaust Center to preserve the memory of what they had endured.

As the center welcomed more visitors, the need to expand became more and more apparent. In 2005, the renamed Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance opened at its transitional location in the historic West End district and we are planning to erect a larger, free-standing facility on the site that have purchased at the northwest corner of Houston and Pacific streets.

In the past year, we reached more than 40,000 students and hosted an additional 15,000 walk-in visitors.

To raise needed funds for the garden, the Boy Scouts are planning several fund-raising events, and the Museum has agreed to accept donations through its website for the project. You may donate by clicking here.

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