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Images from life before the Holocaust Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers

The Permanent Exhibit is personalized with the testimony of Houston-area survivors who lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The exhibit begins by carrying visitors back to pre-war Europe and revealing the flourishing Jewish life and culture there. Authentic film footage, artifacts, photographs and documents expose Nazi propaganda and the ever-tightening restrictions on Jews in the steady move toward the "Final Solution." Visitors learn of the horrific conditions within the Nazi-imposed ghettos, the special mobile killing units that murdered thousands and the industrialization of deaths at complexes like Treblinka, Chelmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

 
80_il World War II Holocaust Railcar

The Museum's 1942 World War II railcar is of the same type as those used to carry millions of Jews to their deaths. The railcar was formally dedicated and opened to the public during 10th Anniversary ceremonies at Holocaust Museum Houston on Sunday, March 5, 2006.
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The Destroyed Communities Memorial at Holocaust Museum Houston Destroyed Communities Memorial

No city, town or village was too small to escape the diabolical schemes of the Nazis to annihilate the Jewish people and the whole infrastructure that had supported them. Six million Jews perished, but 20,000 Jewish communities also were destroyed. Holocaust Museum Houston's Destroyed Communities slope serves as a permanent memorial to those Jewish communities that were obliterated during the Holocaust, with more than 340 communities remembered on the memorial.
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Image 77_il Danish Rescue Boat from World War II

Holocaust Museum Houston's Permanent Exhibition includes a rare Holocaust-era artifact that tells the heroic story of a three-week period in 1943 when Christians in Denmark risked their own lives to save more than 7,200 Jews from almost certain execution at the hands of Nazi Germany.
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Hours and Admission
 
Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays


Address and Directions
 
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Tours
 
Docent-led tours can be scheduled for schools and groups of 10 or more. Tours are available in Spanish, English and French. To arrange a docent-led tour, please call Visitor Services at 713-942-8000, ext. 302 or submit the form below.

Guided tours are available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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