Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers is the Holocaust Gallery at Holocaust Museum Houston.
The Gallery is personalized with testimony of Holocaust Survivors who later settled in the Houston area. These incredible individuals lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The Gallery features artifacts donated by the Holocaust Survivors, their descendants, liberators, and other collectors.
The exhibit also educates visitors about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts, including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, prisoner revolts, sabotage, the partisan movement, displaced persons camps and life after the Holocaust.
This Gallery is expanded and enhanced by bringing two of the Museum’s most important artifacts, the World War II era railcar and the 1940’s Danish rescue boat, into the Museum facility. USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony, featuring Houston-area Holocaust survivor William J. “Bill” Morgan, allows 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.
Through the link below, Dr. Astrid Ley, Deputy Director of Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, gives a historical background on the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The SS established the Sachsenhausen concentration camp as the principal concentration camp for the Berlin area.