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Law Enforcement in Society: Lessons of the Holocaust

Holocaust Museum Houston, the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region and the Houston Police Department work together to offer training for recruit, in-service and command-level law enforcement officers.

The program offered in Houston is based on a model developed at the national level by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Anti-Defamation League. The resulting program in Houston, "Law Enforcement in Society: Lessons of the Holocaust" examines the history of the Holocaust and the role of modern law enforcement in society against the backdrop of local law enforcement during the Holocaust.

The course encourages law enforcement officials to reflect upon their professional and personal responsibilities in our pluralistic and democratic society. The TCLEOSE-certified course is offered every other month, is free and offers 8 hours of TCLEOSE credit.

The core components of a training session are: (1) a guided tour of Holocaust Museum Houston's Permanent Exhibition to learn about the history of the Holocaust (1933-1945); (2) a discussion and photo analysis led by Museum historians and educators on the role of the police within the Nazi state and how the role of law enforcement changed during that pivotal time; and (3) an interactive examination of the important and difficult role of police and law enforcement in American society today, led by ADL facilitators. This unique program in Houston, guided by our ongoing work with local law enforcement officials, features a tour leader who is a police officer and Museum docent.

"Law Enforcement in Society: Lessons of the Holocaust" encourages a new dialogue between law enforcement personnel and the community in an era when the challenges for all are greater than ever.

This free course is open to law enforcement officers and others who are interested in learning about the roles of law enforcement in the Holocaust and how law enforcement officers are pivotal in upholding democratic values today.

For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 118 or e-mail education@hmh.org.

Law enforcement personnel interested in registering to attend should call 713-627-3490, ext. 134, or e-mail ADL's law enforcement liaison at dmarks@adl.org.


Where?
Avrohm Wisenberg Classroom, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston

Contact Info
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
713-942-8000, ext. 118

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Upcoming Events for Educators
 
“The Stefi Altman Seminar for Educators: Is It True? Using Fiction and Nonfiction Sources to Teach about the Holocaust and Genocide”

Nov. 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

“The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War”

Jan. 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

“Impacts of Racist Ideologies: The Holocaust and Japanese-American Internment”

Feb. 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

“Genocide in the News”

April 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

Address and Directions
 
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
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
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

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 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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