8/11/2005
 
Holocaust Museum Houston Presents “History of the Holocaust”
 

HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 11, 2005) A nationally known expert on the Holocaust will close out this year’s Summer Lecture Series at Holocaust Museum Houston with a lecture entitled "The History of the Holocaust."

William Meinecke, a staffer in the education division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 on the history of the Holocaust. Along with 6 million Jews, the Holocaust claimed the lives of millions of other innocent people.

The session is free and open to the public and will be held in the Herzstein Theater of the Morgan Family Center at Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St.

Meinecke received his undergraduate degree in German and history from the University of Maryland in 1983. He attended the University of Bonn and Berlin in Germany and received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 1992, he joined the staff of the Wexner Learning Center of the USHMM. He served on the design team of the center’s multimedia program on the Holocaust, the Historical Atlas of the Holocaust (book and CD-ROM) and the student learning Web site on the Holocaust. In June 2000, he joined the staff of the USHMM’s Education Division.

The Summer Lecture Series is sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston in conjunction with the Summer Institute, a program designed to help current and future teachers from around the world teach their students about the Holocaust and other more current examples of genocide.

Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education.

For more information about Holocaust Museum Houston, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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Houston, TX 77004-6804
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Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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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 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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