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Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston

(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Through authentic artifacts, documents, and footage, Holocaust Museum Houston commemorates those who perished in one of humankind's biggest tragedies. Learn about the conditions inside ghettos and concentration camps, see how Jewish communities in Nazi-occupied Europe were reduced to rubble, and discover how propaganda was used to turn public opinion against the Jewish people. The museum features an authentic railcar similar to those used to transport people to the camps, as well as a fishing boat like the ones Danish fishermen used to ferry Jews to safety in Sweden. Audio features allow you to hear the testimonies of survivors who left war-torn Europe to settle in the Houston area. The museum is wheelchair-accessible and provides audio tours in English and Spanish. The audio guide is free for visitors with seeing and hearing difficulties. Add Holocaust Museum Houston and other attractions to your Houston trip itinerary using our Houston itinerary planner.
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  • How do you describe such a time as this in world history? Very moving, hard to see in places. Very young children might not understand. My 11 year old granddaughter had a difficult time with it. But, ...  more »
  • Be ready to cry when visiting here. The presentation is wonderful but the sadness in seeing this all really happened is pretty overwhelming.  more »
  • This is much smaller, but has many interesting, sobering stories and displays, plus a movie at the end of several survivors. Very unique exterior memorabilia as well, the stack is a very striking and ...  more »
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  • Very educational. I know a good bit about the holocaust and I still learned something. It is a very sobering experience. I've also visited the Washington DC Holocaust Museum. I feel like DC is set up just to wreck your emotions (perhaps needed to understand the event). This one however gets your emotions going without making everyone cry. Add that to the educational aspect and I think this is the better experience. If you are in the Houston area, I'd say it's a must see.
  • The docents are excellent and there is so much information there despite it's relativity small size. I've recently went there as a field trip, and I learned so much! I recommend this museum to anyone who wants to learn about this tragedy and why we shouldn't let it happen again.
  • This is a good place to learn, on Thursdays from 2PM to 5 PM admittance is free. Don't skip the video at the end, it's impressive to see true victims of the war telling their stories.
  • Learned a lot... I also learned people suck... Sometimes...ok, most of the time.
  • Thoughtful, informative exhibits. Haunting, with hope filled messages for the future, I alternately felt sadness and helplessness. An important museum to visit