Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers
Permanent Exhibition
Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers
Location: Permanent Exhibition
 The Permanent Exhibit is personalized with the testimony of Houston-area survivors who lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The exhibit begins by carrying visitors back to pre-war Europe and revealing the flourishing Jewish life and culture there. Authentic film footage, artifacts, photographs and documents expose Nazi propaganda and the ever-tightening restrictions on Jews in the steady move towards the "Final Solution." Visitors learn of the horrific conditions within the Nazi-imposed ghettos, the special mobile killing units that murdered thousands and the industrialization of death at complexes like Treblinka, Chelmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The exhibit also educates visitors about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts, including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, prisoner revolts, sabotage, the partisan movement, persons camps and life after the Holocaust. The exhibition concludes with two 30-minute films of testimony, "Voices" and "Voices II." These films describe the horror of the Holocaust through the moving, first-hand accounts of survivors, liberators and witnesses who made their homes in Houston after the war.

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