8/22/2008
 
Holocaust Museum Houston to Offer Special Tours Focused on Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 22, 2008) – Holocaust Museum Houston will offer special guided tours of its permanent exhibit with an emphasis on the life and work of Lutheran minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer this October.

The tours are being offered each Sunday in the month for the general public and for congregations who are commemorating the observance of Reformation Sunday.

Tours are scheduled for 3 p.m. each Sunday on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. Admission is free.

The tours are open to the general public, but group tours can be arranged by calling 713-942-8000, ext. 102, or by e-mailing tours@hmh.org.

Bonhoeffer was a brave exception to the silent bystanders who watched during World War II as their neighbors and friends were taken to the concentration camps. He spoke out from the pulpit and called for the church to take a stand against the Nazis. He was a part of the Abwehr resistance circle which helped Jews escape to Switzerland. In 1939, Bonhoeffer left Germany for a teaching position in New York, but he returned after one month, despite knowing that his life would be in danger. On April 9, 1945, Bonhoeffer was hung at Flossenburg on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler.

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 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, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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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.

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


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