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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


History Highlights: The Development of Modern Human Rights

Event details
Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Tue, Nov 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

Join Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, for a discussion on the development of modern human rights in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II. This talk will highlight key figures, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, who answered the call for universal human rights in the late 1940s, as well as groundbreaking documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Then, learn more about the impact of this change in human rights history from the 1950s to today.

The History Highlights series features Holocaust and human rights topics presented by Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum historians and educators. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. This program is recommended for high school students and adults.

About Dr. Charlotte Decoster
Dr. Charlotte Decoster is the Director of Education for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. An experienced educator, she has researched, taught, and written on Holocaust history. She holds a PhD in History from the University of North Texas. She regularly speaks on the Holocaust, children and child rescue during the Holocaust, and in Nazi Germany. She has travelled throughout the U.S. to give talks on Anne Frank and child rescue during the Holocaust.

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