January 1st was spent enjoying nature - a walk at Chisholm Park. Then the wind shifted and the new year decided to get cold.
Thus, I chose an indoor activity for Sunday Jan 2nd. Expand the brain with a museum. I had been to the original Dallas Holocaust Museum many years ago. Now, they've moved, expanded, and added a whole section on Human Rights.
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is a must see. It's not "enjoyable" or "fun", but it is necessary. It's rather sobering, somber, and humbling to reflect on the killing of six million Jews. And then to move on and see that so much has NOT been learned. Pick any corner of the world and ones own back yard - there are people not being treated with the dignity they deserve in some capacity.
There's an emphasis on not being a bystander, but an upstander. Actually DO something to help human rights in the world. Maybe 2022 can be a more positive turn in history?
Lots to think about and do.
Happy Monday Joanne, great post, a good way of expanding your brain..... must try it myself someday, mine needs expanding.ReplyDelete
thanks. I know it's tough for you to get out, but you can expand on line with exploring many museums via the internet. Have a good weekDelete
People need to be reminded and understand what Israel went through.ReplyDelete
Indeed - history is important. And so many of the Holocaust survivors are now passing away so the true stories must be told now and handed down.Delete
I didn't know, and am very glad to learn, that Dallas has this museum. Yes, sobering facts but important beyond words. 11 million in total murdered because of who they are or appear to be on the surface (or just because). Heavy realities that continue in different forms. I like your and the museum's emphasis on greater human rights. The fight for justice always continues.ReplyDelete
Be well, friend. Thank you for this post.
You would be very impressed with this museum and the efforts. There is a Jewish population in Dallas and they work hard to continue telling the history. Never forget.Delete
Sure need to be reminded indeed. But so many seem to forget fast and go back to being dbags.ReplyDelete
Indeed. It's amazing how that history is being overlooked in schools, and unfortunately hatred grows.Delete
Hi Joanne - I have to admit I've always avoided these sorts of museums ... there's a Migration Museum in London now - that I'd like to get to. I went to and wrote about Steve McQueen's Small Axe project at the Tate Modern ... and again reading and learning more after my time in Canada ...ReplyDelete
I am reading more about ancillary subjects ... but I'm aware of what has gone on ... so much to learn and understand. All the best - Hilary
It's a tough museum to attend, but I think you'd appreciate the presentation and the amazing stories of the folks who did survive and how they did it. Also those folks who dared to help too. We have to face the ugly truths sometimes.Delete
Fingers crossed for 2022.ReplyDelete
Yea - lots to fear, I'm afraid. We shall see. There is a lot of good though and we have to hope that perseveresDelete