Dallas Holocaust Museum director Elliott Dlin, 57, died suddenly yesterday morning. Dlin had a heart attack at the museum yesterday morning.
Dlin was a champion of equal rights in Dallas. He was a sponsor of the march on Oak Lawn Avenue earlier this year that remembered gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust and protested the pending Ugandan genocide law.
He came to Dallas to direct the museum in 2002 after working at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
The museum is located at 211 North Record Street at the West End DART station in Downtown Dallas and is one of the oldest Holocaust museums in the country. Donations in his memory can be made to the museum, which is planning a larger, permanent home across from the Sixth Floor Museum.