When faced with hideous news or miraculous revelations, a popular phrase often gets tossed around, “I have to see it to believe it.” There is a certain power or confirmation that comes from viewing something with our own eyes. Even more, without hard visual evidence, many people may discount, downplay, or deny historical truths. One place that works hard to preserve history is the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Since February 16th, the museum has been showcasing a harrowing special exhibit that allows visitors to see and believe the conditions of the Holocaust.
Entitled, Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg, the exhibit displays footage from the World War II era, some of which was used as evidence in the Nuremberg Trials. Even more, the documentation includes the works of three different filmmakers: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens. While some of these filmmakers created video pieces prior to World War II, others were new to the art. Regardless, the careers of all three evolved as a result of their experiences.
Originally curated by historian and filmmaker Christian Delage, the exhibit was designed, created, and distributed by the Memorial de la Shoah from all the way in Paris, France. Luckily, Dallas residents and visitors can take advantage of this opportunity at a decent price. While adults gain admittance to the museum for $10, seniors can enter for $8. Students can purchase $8 tickets as well, including college students who show valid school identification, It should be noted that the Dallas Holocaust Museum is not recommended for children under the age of eleven.
So, come to explore, learn, and see with your own eyes the history of the Holocaust. The exhibition will be running through August 3rd.
Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg is a special exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, which is located at 211 North Record Street, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75202. For business hours, directions and parking, information about the facility and more, visit the museum’s website or feel free to contact by phone at 214-741-7500.