The Holocaust Museum Houston located at 5401 Caroline Street Houston, Texas 77004 is a 27,000 square foot facility dedicated to honoring the memory of the more than 12 million people who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi regime in the Holocaust during the Second World War. In addition to serving as a memorial, Holocaust Museum Houston also serves to educate people on the dangers of evil and prejudice, as their motto and slogan is “Stop hate. Starting here.” Using the lesson of the Holocaust and other mass genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. There is the ever present lesson that if these evils are ever thrown out of control again, the image of another mass genocide of even greater proportion than the Holocaust may become reality. The Museum’s permanent exhibit, “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers,” tells the story of the Holocaust straight from the source. The exhibit focuses on the lives and experiences of survivors of the Holocaust who later found their homes within the Greater Houston Area. This exhibition allows visitors to learn about the lives of the Jewish in a timeline like manner, starting from Pre-War Europe and ending at the end of the War. Upon entering the exhibition, the visitor is given impression of Jewish life and culture in Pre-War Europe. To the left of the visitor are various biographies of Houstonians who survived the Holocaust. Following the biographies, the visitor is presented with Nazi Propaganda the attempted move towards “The Final Solution.” The visitor is then exposed to the conditions in which the Jewish population suffered following the start of the War and Nazi persecution. This includes prisoners’ clothing, food rationings, and the various methods used to systematically kill off the Jewish population. Towards the end of the exhibit, visitors are shown images and newspaper articles of the liberation of the Nazi camps and the surviving Jews being tended to by the Allied Forces. Upon exiting the exhibit, the visitor is presented with a short documentary in the “Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater.” Apart from the permanent exhibit, the Museum also houses the Education Center, the Morgan Family Center, the Lack Family Memorial Room and the Eric Alexander Garden of Hope. The Education Center houses the museum’s library, where members are able to check out books and other media. The Morgan Family center includes the administrative offices, two other exhibit galleries for changing exhibitions, the HMH classrooms, and the theater. The Lack Family Memorial Room is a quiet place for
Trip to Holocaust Museum
My trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education center was not only emotional but also impacting. As I walked around the building looking at all the different artifacts and documents of the Holocaust, it felt as if I was transported back to 1944 during the time of the second World War. I could feel the sadness of the victims of this murderous time as I stepped into the rail car. With only eight people inside the car at the time, I could already feel tight and uncomfortable…
Cultural Institution Paper
Urban Studies 103
This saturday I visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage for my cultural institution paper. I
decided to visit this Museum because this semester in addition to my Urban Studies class, I am
taking a Jewish Studies class and I believed that a trip to this museum would be a great benefit to
my insight on the Jewish People. As I walked to the Museum I saw that the building was perched
perfectly on the New York Harbor and…
What was the Holocaust?
In pairs jot down anything
you already know about the
• Under the cover of the Second World War the
Nazis tried to kill every Jewish person in
Europe this event is know as the Holocaust.
• Six million Jews, including 1,500,000 children
were murdered: this is called the Holocaust
Steps to Genocide
• When Hitler came to power he wanted
to drive the Jews…
To many people, the Holocaust was a horrible event. However, the only people who can truly fathom such ghastly events were the people who went through it. It’s people like such as the Jewish, Soviet POW’s, Non-Jewish, Gypsies, Disabled, Homosexuals, and Jehovah’s Witnesses who can truly understand what happened in the time period of The Holocaust.
The Nazis set up many death and concentration camps during The Holocaust. The Auschwitz Camp was ordered to rule and create on April 27…
Year 8 Holocaust assessment task
I think that one ordinary person could not stop the holocaust but you would need to have most of the people in Germany on your side to stop the holocaust. I will be talking about the holocaust, the death camps, the propaganda, ghettoes, the rise of Hitler and how the museum deepened my understanding of this topic.…
taking over their air force
and killing civilians also known as the Blitzkrieg. The Nazi Party continued to take over German
territories herding and consolidating nonaryan members of society.
As a direct result of Hitler’s personal belief system, the Holocaust began by 1933. Hitler
believed that people with blonde hair and blue eyes, of German origin, nonJews, were the
selected pure race. In addition, Hitler believed Jewish people were racial hybrids and needed to
be extinguished from the human population…
The Worst Hated Crime
University of Phoenix
The most horrifying hated crime was The Holocaust in one thousand nine hundred thirty three; the Nazis abused, experimented, and murdered millions of Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals in concentration camps. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis torture and murdered innocent people that had the rest of their life are ahead of…
Mr. Moseley !
October 13, 2014!
To Kill a Mockingbird Vs. Lord of The Flies!
Thousands of years of human history, and we still know next to nothing about the nature
of human behavior. People have attempted to describe their own views on the subject, deeply
affected by their own experiences in life, through a myriad of mediums including art, music, and
literature; the latter being the most prominent and widely employed. Spanning from the…
The Cambridge Dictionary Online defined museums as "places of study, buildings where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept, preserved and exhibited". To The Museums Association, a museum is "an institution which collects documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit". Since 1998, this definition has changed. Museums now enable the public to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They…
The Museum of Tolerance
In doing this project, I actually went with a two classmates. We all decided to go to the Museum of Tolerance on Sunday May 17,2015. When you first pulled up into the parking lot the security was really strict, he told us to open our trunk and told us that there was no food nor drinks allowed into the museum. I wasn't very shock on how strict they were because I had been there once and that other times I came they actually didn't even allow us to bring…