Operation Texas was an alleged
operation to relocate
Texas, USA, away from
persecution first reported in a 1989
dissertation by Louis Stanislaus Gomolak at the
University of Texas at Austin titled Prologue: LBJ's foreign-affairs background, 1908-1948.
 The following are some of the key arguments of the dissertation:
- In 1938,
Lyndon B. Johnson, then a
Congressman and later the 36th
President of the United States of America, worked covertly to establish a
refuge in Texas for European Jews fleeing Nazi
 Johnson helped hundreds of
European Jews enter Texas through
- In part, Johnson was influenced in his attitude towards the Jews by the religious beliefs that his family, especially his
Samuel Ealy Johnson Sr.), who was a member of the
Christadelphian church, shared with him.
 Christadelphians believe that the Jews are God's
 and LBJ's grandfather once said to him, "Take care of the Jews, God’s chosen people. Consider them your friends and help them any way you can."
Various details of Gomolak's dissertation have been cited by other historians.
 In 2008, Larry Ben David began an online campaign to collect documentation to submit to
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Israel to have LBJ awarded the title of
Righteous Among the Nations, often referred to as a
Additional primary research on Operation Texas was done for a 1998
Houston Chronicle article
 and a 2016 article on the aish.com website.
More recently, many of the arguments of Gomolak's thesis have been disputed following extensive research by Claudia Wilson Anderson, an archivist at the
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.
 Although his research materials (e.g., written interview notes, interview recordings and primary documents not located in archives) could potentially support his arguments, Gomolak has not made them available for external review.