Southern Methodist University plans to honor Holocaust survivor and human rights leader Max Glauben at its August 15 Commencement Convocation. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from SMU. In December 2019, Glauben was named “Texan of the Year” by The Dallas Morning News.
“This year is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Department of Human Rights.  “And Dallas last fall opened the first museum dedicated to educating about human rights through the lens of the history of the Holocaust. This is the perfect time to recognize Max Glauben for his unwavering commitment to educate generations of students about the Holocaust and for his leadership in the creation of the museum.”

Glauben, who was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, spent decades sharing his story with students and adults around the world. He led 14 groups on “March of the Living” tours of Holocaust sites in Europe.

Glauben was among the group of Holocaust survivors to found the movement that led to the creation of Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, which opened in September 2019. At age 92, Glauben is still a frequent speaker at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Watch a video of him here.


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