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Dallas Holocaust Museum to Advise Task Force on Confederate Statues


Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced at City Hall Tuesday he wants to form a task force to discuss the fate of the monuments.

By Marie Saavedra | 16 August 2017

ABC (WFAA8) — It may have sparked from debate over removing Confederate statues, but the hate in Charlottesville, Virginia, was shared.

“What this weekend shows is it’s not over,” said attorney Brian Lidji.

Lidji is Jewish, born and raised in Dallas, and watched as men in Virginia last weekend waved flags that flew when Nazis worked to eliminate his race. WFAA spoke at the city’s Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance, where he serves on the board, about perspective.

“Lee Park was a very fun park to go to when I was growing up,” he said. “I never associated it with anything ugly, but if one day I went there, and there was a statue of Adolf Hitler, I would say a picnic wouldn’t be quite as much fun or relaxing.” […]

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