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…
favorite places we visited on the D.C. trip was the Holocaust Museum. I think it was the most meaningful place we visited and I learned a lot being there. It gave anyone who was there a truthful depiction of what really happened during the period of the Holocaust. I was definitely the most emotional at this museum out of all of the ones we visited, but it gave me more knowledge and insight on the topic. I listened to two survivors of the Holocaust and their stories. It was amazing to hear from someone…
The Holocaust was a tragically unforgivable time,where Adolf Hitler killed many innocent lives. In the Museum of Tolerance they explain all the events that went on during this time period in many exhibits. For example Hitler did not like many people so he had the Nazis begin genocide which caused wars. By commiting genocide he sent many “undesirable” lives to a relocation site, which was actually a concentration camp. In one exhibit they explained to us that he committed murder in…
go to Williamsburg and see a recreation of how the colonists lived.
The Holocaust Museum was an amazing experience. It made me feel disgusted that so many people followed Hitler in murdering millions of people. Moving through the museum you can follow the path of the Fuhrer's destruction and finally the Nazi’s demise. It gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “never again.” When we learned about the holocaust in class it was sad and terrible, but when I walked through the exhibit…
The size of the monument or museum is important to ensure that the person or event being commemorated gets the proper amount of remembrance. After the decision to build a Holocaust Museum in the Mall in Washington, D.C. was made, protesters began debating that the design plan was too large (E). The purpose of the museum was to remember the Holocaust, “not to overpower the Mall or its visitors” (Source E). By downsizing the museum, they were able to create a place of remembrance…
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…
remaining Jews in territories under German control (Goda 216). Following orders from his superior, Heydrich hosted a meeting known as the Wannsee Conference. The Wannsee Conference took place on January 20, 1942 in Wannsee, Berlin (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). The Wannsee Conference had initially been scheduled to take place on December 9, 1941. However due to Japanese’s attacked on Pearl Harbor on December 7, The United States of America declared war on Japan. With Japan being Germany's ally…
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…
Throughout history, there have been events and people that have made an impact on the future. In order to properly commemorate these important subjects, one needs to spend time to analyze the different elements that would go into memorializing an event or person. Being able to fully recognize the complexity of events, will allow for one to create a connection with society. When determining how to create a monument to memorialize an event or person, one should focus on the major impact of the person/event…
1940’s. That horrific time is known as the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, thousands of people of the Jewish religion were sent off to concentration camps to be worked to death or killed. Many people would think that after what Adolf Hitler did to those poor innocent Jewish people, he was a man with great wickedness in his heart, but I disagree with that statement. I strongly believe that people are really good at heart, even after the actions of the Holocaust.
People are really good at heart, even…