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2014 Exhibitions
Courtesy, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, Curated by Leora Kahn, Photography by Riccardo Gangale “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage”
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March 28, 2014 through August 31, 2014
 In this exhibition, viewers will encounter images and stories of people who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” is based on the work of Leora Kahn, who researched and interviewed rescuers from the Holocaust and other genocides. Each person’s image and testimony that visitors encounter in this exceptional photographic exhibition reflect “ordinary” citizens, who, by choosing to rescue the “other,” became heroes in a time when their country was committing acts of genocide.
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"Righteous Among the Nations" Mate Buterin and Anka Ostric with the author Miriam Steiner-Aviezer (middle) at their awa "Croatian Righteous Among the Nations: A Photographic History"
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January 27, 2014 through February 16, 2014
"Croatian Righteous Among the Nations" tells the story of the brave citizens of Croatia who while living under the Nazi puppet Ustashi regime, resisted fascist oppression and risked their lives to save Jews from persecution and murder.

 
2013 Exhibitions
"Uprooted" “Uprooted”
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April 12, 2013 through March 9, 2014
Through the use of personal objects, rare documents and photographs, “Uprooted” highlights the experiences of two Jewish families featuring materials from Holocaust Museum Houston’s Permanent Collection. For centuries, the Jewish people endured many periods of discrimination combined with periods of tolerance. From expulsions from Spain in 1492 to pogroms in Russia to full citizenship rights in France, they were forced to adapt to ever-changing policies of governments and forced migrations. This exhibition takes visitors through the decisions European Jews faced as they encountered totalitarianism, antisemitism and later the “Final Solution” policies of the Nazis. “Uprooted” includes numerous artifacts and documents on view for the first time.
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Dmitrii Baltermants (1912-1990)
Grief, Kerch, Crimea, January 1942
gelatin silver print
36 ½ x 43 ½ inches
Loan fro “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust”
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April 25, 2013 through October 27, 2013
Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences have had little exposure to Soviet images. The exhibition “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust” features 58 photographs revealing the war as presented through the lens of the most important Soviet photojournalists. Printed over six decades, the collection highlights works by Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma and Dmitrii Baltermants, among others, from the dawn of the Soviet era and throughout the Great Patriotic War, also known as the war’s Eastern Front.
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Danish rescue boat installed at Holocaust Museum Houston “Denmark, October 1943”
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October 17, 2013 through November 3, 2013
October 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Danish rescue of the Jewish people of Denmark. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to honor this important historical event with the poster exhibition “Denmark: October 1943.”
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"The Long Road," Allan Drummond, 2005, modern reproduction of watercolor and ink on paper, 15 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches. Cour "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France"
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November 8, 2013 through June 15, 2014
More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as “Curious George.” But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five-month odyssey by bike, train and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores.
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“Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust, An Artist’s Journey through the Camps” “Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust, An Artist’s Journey through the Camps”
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January 31, 2013 through June 2, 2013
Artist Karl Koenig applied his photographic eye and used the remarkable effects of his gumoil photographic printing techniques to explore the architectural remains of 10 Nazi concentration camps. His style and expressive printmaking method have allowed him to offer a unique interpretation of what these buildings may have been like for concentration camp prisoners. Based on his book of the same title, the exhibition highlights one print from each camp: Mauthausen, Breendonck, Theresienstadt, Buchenwald, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Vught, Auschwitz, Auschwitz II and Majdanek. Koenig stated, “I aim to lead viewers to look intensely at specific buildings or architectural details, horrible or ordinary as they may be, and find themselves transported inside them…. Once inside, however, the observer is inside the hell of the camps.”
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The medal's obverse (heads side) design features Nisei (second-generation Americans of Japanese ancestry) Soldiers from "American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal"
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December 19, 2013 through January 26, 2014
Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation’s highest civilian award – was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion (INF BN), the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) for their extraordinary accomplishments in the war. The men in these units, comprised almost entirely of persons of Japanese ancestry, fought with bravery and valor against America’s enemies on the battlefields in Europe and Asia, even while many of their parents and other family members were held in internment camps. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to host the Congressional Gold Medal and accompanying photographs and large-scale graphics highlighting the stories of these important and honored Americans.
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