1/23/2019
 
Holocaust Museum Houston to Offer Free Admission in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
 
 

Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2019, by offering free admission. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, the UN and its member states hold commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the victims of the Holocaust.

Admission includes entry into In the Country of Numbers, where the men have no names, on view through May 15, in the Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery. The exhibition tells the story of 6,000 Jewish men, most from Berlin, who were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen following the November Pogrom Night known as Kristallnacht. November 9, 2018, marked the 80th anniversary of the Pogrom Night in 1938 when Nazis went through the streets of Germany and set synagogues on fire, smashed the window fronts of Jewish businesses, attacked Jewish people and vandalized their apartments. These mass arrests were intended to dramatically escalate pressure on German Jews to leave the country.

Also on view is USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony exhibition, featuring Houston-area Holocaust survivor William J. “Bill” Morgan, allowing visitors to have “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors by asking questions of their high-definition projections who then answer in real time via pre-recorded video images. The Museum’s temporary location is a beta testing site for the exhibition that will be on view through April 30, 2019.

Anchoring the museum is the permanent exhibition, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers, which carries visitors back to pre-war Europe, revealing the thriving Jewish life and culture there. Authentic film footage, artifacts, photographs and documents expose Nazi propaganda and the ever-tightening restrictions in the steady move toward the “Final Solution.”  The exhibition concludes with two 30-minute films of testimony, “Voices” and “Voices II,” which alternate daily in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater. These films offer moving, first-hand accounts of survivors, liberators and witnesses who made their homes in Houston after the war.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is temporarily located one mile south of NRG Stadium at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for active-duty military and AARP members; free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID; and free on Sundays. For more information, visit hmh.org or call 713-942-8000. 

 
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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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