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. See Holocaust Museum Houston and all Houston has to offer by arranging your trip with our Houston trip maker app .
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  • There is a giant Holocaust Museum in Washington, but this is like a smaller version. Maybe also try too hard because it merges the exhibition if you look at the Washington. Have never seen this kind of Museum, however, the content itself is very thought-provoking, so take a look at.
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  • Focusing in the Jewish plight during WWII but it includes other religions, other groups such as Gay's/Lesbians, Elderly, Handicapped peoples who also were persecuted and tortured during this fateful t...  more »
  • Well, treasure has to be understood in its real meaning of something of great value and clarity... this is a very serious place telling an awful story but it is a spiritual center of sorts. Must see  more »
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  • Absolutely AMAZING to learn Houston has a museum. Took my children & learned some things that I never knew before. What an honor it was to hear some of the stories & see some of the objects from that time. And an outstanding new bit of technology they used to ask a survivor questions. It was like the man was actually there. Thank you for this honor! Thank you for this museum.
  • Really a great experience! You need to be quiet and there is a lot to read though you can use your phone and get much of it read to you. I found it difficult to listen and look at it all at the same time so i just read it. The only disappointment was it was smaller than we expected. There is the most amazing feature of a full size screen with a survivor that you can ask 1600 questions...facinating!
  • The tour guide made the experience exceptional. She was well knowledged. If it wasn't for her, I may have rated the experience 3 stars since the temp facility is so small. I will definitely be back when the remodeling is completed. I do recommend that people should still visit the temp site because they have a holographic interview with a survivor that allows you to ask questions & it picks up on key words. That will go away once the new facility opens.
  • For me, this museum is much smaller than I expected. However, smaller doesn't mean something bad. It might be small from the outside, but the inside contains all of the richest information about Holocaust and WWII. For that reason, I'm highly recommend this museum for everybody from 10 years old to older (According to the Museum's notice).
  • Note: this is for the temporary location. Tip: Groupon is easy to get, $11/2 people Insightful permanent exhibit, I enjoyed walking through and learning some detailed history. It is nice to have a reminder from time to time of what we do not want to go back to, and try to avoid in the future. I can't wait till they move back to their new building, I will go to visit again.
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