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Bonhoeffer Tours in Conjunction with “The Beams Are Creaking” by A.D. Players
Saturdays, May 5, 2012 through June 9, 2012, 10 a.m.
Morgan Family Center

Through May and early June, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer tours focusing on the German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer's actions against the Nazi party and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Hitler. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. The tours are presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Beams Are Creaking,” by Douglas Anderson, on performance at A.D. Players from May 2 through June 10, 1012.
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Join Us for "Race, Rescue and Responsibility: Themes of Holocaust Education"
July 10-13, 2012 l 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center

The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators will be held July 10-13, 2012, at Holocaust Museum Houston. The 2012 institute will focus on the concepts of race, rescue and responsibility. Applications for the program are available online.
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We still need your help – let us know how technology is working for you! The Education Department is looking to revise its curriculum trunk program to use more technology. Help the department  understand more about the use of our trunks by completing this 10-question survey.
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The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust Remembrance Day was Thursday, April 19, 2012, but you can continue observances throughout the month. The Museum designated "Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue" as the theme for the 2012 observance.
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Holocaust Museum Houston's “Adopt an Artifact” program allows visitors and school groups to help protect our collections for future generations in an inexpensive way. At only $10 per card, it's easy for a class planning a tour to help out.

Baby Dress: Netherlands, 1942

I am a symbol of hope in the form of a hand-embroidered silk baby dress worn by a Houston child survivor. I bear witness to the painful choices Jewish parents were forced to make for their children's safety. This mother placed her one-year-old daughter in hiding with another family. Tragically, they were betrayed, sending the child to three different concentration camps to survive alone. Mother and daughter were reunited at war's end.




Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, was observed in Houston on April 19th this year. Many towns and cities across the nation hold commemoration services in the days before or after this event. 

We encourage you to devise a way to remember the events of the Holocaust over the next few weeks. It could be during your school's morning announcements by playing a short video for the whole school to view at a specific time. Two recommended videos include “I’m Still Here” and “Where Is My Family?,” both of which are available over the Internet or through our online store.

-- The Education Department


Visit our Web site for lesson plans, resources for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides and information about current exhibitions.  Educators can also order a curriculum trunk, request a docent-led tour or register for public programs offered at the Museum. 

The Museum is open 7 days
a week. General admission
is free.
Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday,
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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

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