12/28/2010
 
Holocaust Museum Houston Opens Galveston Exhibit
 
“Whoever Saves a Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust”
 

HOUSTON, TX (Dec. 28, 2010) – A new exhibit highlighting the dramatic efforts of non-Jews who worked tirelessly to save Jews during the Holocaust opens Jan. 10, 2011 in Galveston, Texas.

 Whoever Saves a Life

Rescuer Wiktoria Skrzypiec (right) and Hanna Sachs, the Jewish girl she rescued. Courtesy, The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

Holocaust Museum Houston’s traveling exhibit “Whoever Saves a Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust” runs through Feb. 28, 2011 in the lobby of Frost Bank, 2201 Market St., in Galveston. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free.
 
“Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust” showcases some of those rare – but exceedingly important – instances where people fought to safeguard their Jewish fellow citizens during the Holocaust. In a time of overwhelming death and destruction, these rescuers did not stand by silently. They chose another way, and their bravery offers a glimmer of hope for the future.

A small minority, when confronted with the disappearance of their Jewish neighbors, or upon witnessing the brutal treatment of Jewish children in the streets, chose to help. Despite the risk to their lives and the lives of their loved ones, these precious few acted against the Nazi goal to murder every Jew and saved lives.

The exhibit includes a history of the Holocaust, as well as panels on rescue networks, young rescuers and religious rescuers and sections on Americans in Europe and the diplomatic corps.

Holocaust Museum Houston will travel the exhibit, created by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, to several Texas locations. Following the Galveston opening, the exhibit will be on display at the Andrews County Library in Andrews and at Cy-Fair College in Cypress.

The exhibit is underwritten locally by Kempner Capital Management, Inc., and the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund and is presented with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

The exhibit is presented courtesy of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), which provides monthly financial support to aged and needy non-Jewish rescuers who risked their lives to save Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe during the Holocaust and preserves the legacy of these men and women through its national Holocaust education program. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., provided generous support of the original exhibit.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum or the exhibit, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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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
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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, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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