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Opening Reception: “The Art of Gaman”
January 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Mincberg Gallery
 
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in the United States, including men, women, children, the elderly and the infirm, for the duration of World War II. The evacuation affected the entire Japanese American population on the U.S. West Coast. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were lost, personal property was stolen or vandalized and lives were shattered. Imprisoned in remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by soldiers with machine guns, the internees sought solace in art. Their artistic creations – a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit in adversity – are the focus of this new exhibit, “The Art of Gaman,” opening Jan. 30, 2015, and on view through Sept. 20, 2015. HMH members are invited to a free preview reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. To renew a membership or to join and attend, visit www.hmh.org, e-mail membership@hmh.org or call 713-527-1640.

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“The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War”
January 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Before Hitler invaded Poland and before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Theater was host to a different human rights atrocity: the Siege of Nanjing. Lead by scholars from Facing History and Ourselves, this day-long workshop will invite educators to critically analyze and reflect on one case of mass atrocity committed in the 20th century. Participants will study the choices of individuals and groups in the midst of war by focusing on a pedagogical approach to teaching such difficult histories, histories that raise ethical and moral questions about humanity’s capacity for violence, as well as its capacity for empathy. Through the study of primary source documents, including stories of survivors and rescuers, films and a pre-publication draft of Facing History’s newest resource “The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War,” participants will explore the complex answers to these questions, and more: What is the relationship between war and war crimes? How does our understanding of World War II change when we confront the history of the war between Japan and China? What can we learn about obedience, authority and historical memories when studying the Japanese invasion of Nanjing in 1937 and its aftermath? This program will meet the TEKS requirements for Social Studies and English/Language Arts teachers in grades 3 through 12. Art and music educators who wish to incorporate these histories in their studies also may wish to consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours in Creativity and Instructional Strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 teachers and must take place by Jan. 28, 2015. To register, visit www.hmh.org.

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Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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