"To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time," Elie Wiesel wrote in his acclaimed account of the Holocaust. Wiesel survived multiple concentration camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, where more than a million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis during World War II. The death camp is the subject of a new exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, In The Aftermath, Auschwitz-Birkenau: From Hatred to Hope. Like Wiesel, the museum has no intention of letting the horror of the Holocaust fade from memory. The new gallery includes Cole Thompson's The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a series of ethereal black and white photographs. The photos express Thompson's vision of the lingering spirits who may still haunt the camp. Also on display are portraits of Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors who live in the Dallas area. The exhibit is open through March 20 at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, 211 N. Record St. Admission is $6 to $8. The museum is open daily. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org.
March 2-20, 2011