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Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston

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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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  • Easily accessed, only a couple weeks f blocks from the Museum Center stop on the red line. Several other museums in the area.  more »
  • Even if you have a casual interest in history, this museum is a must-see. The displays and interpretive information give a lot of detail; there was even information about what Holocaust survivors went...  more »
  • Wow. I don't know how else to describe the Holocaust Museum. When I was maybe 9 years old, my parents organized a church trip with a class they taught and we got to tag along. I have loved visiting th...  more »
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  • It was a great experience. I loved how everything tied into the Holocaust (the exterior, the smoke stack, the metal structure inside was for the railroad tracks). I was sad to hear that they were going to tear down the existing museum however going to rebuild in a few years. I'm glad I was able to come visit the original location .
  • I have been to the Smithsonian National Holocaust Museum in DC and also the Holocaust Museum in Houston. They are both excellent museums. I "lucked out" when visiting this museum because I happened to be visiting at the same time as a school group, so I got to "tag along" with their tour. I learned so much that I would definitely recommend trying to get a staff member to give you a tour when you go. I'm not sure their general policy regarding this, but it's worth asking. The museum is very thought-out and moving. I highly recommend a visit. As a side-note, you may want to check out the store as well. I was surprised to see some Dr. Seuss books, so I asked about them. That was the first time I really understood how politically charged his children's books were. Quite powerful as well.
  • It's a small museum that is very heart-wrenching. It has very many interesting stories, pictures, and artifacts. Would definitely recommend. It's important to keep these stories alive.
  • I have taken many students here. I am always excited to see the amazement in the eyes of my "adult" students. Many of them are not familiar with the Holocaust. Its actually unbelievable but I am glad to open the eyes of their understanding. Happy that Houston has a Holocaust Museum
  • Solemn and majestic tribute to the strength and spirit of a people whose existence was near eliminated by the strongest power on earth at the time the order was given to annialate their people......the story is well told both the horror and the heroism.