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3/16/2013
 
Holocaust Survivor Information Needed
 
HOUSTON, TX (March 16, 2013) – Holocaust Museum Houston is updating its Permanent Exhibit listing of Holocaust survivors who made their lives in the Houston area after World War II and is now seeking information on others who may have lived in the area at one time.

The current exhibit, one of the last items that visitors to the Permanent Exhibit “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers” see, lists almost 900 names that have been added to the Museum’s survivor registry over the years by survivors themselves, families or friends, but others may have gone recognized.

“Many Holocaust survivors have remained silent from their trauma or gone on with their lives and have not previously discussed this period in their early lives. Some may have passed away before coming forward over the years, and others may have moved into the area since the last update,” said Museum Chair Tali Blumrosen. We want to be certain we have made every effort to identify all of the survivors who moved to the Houston area so that they may be appropriately remembered in the years to come.”

“As a survivor, remembering the legacy of our past and honoring those who survived is a critically important mission of our Museum for me personally,” said Bill Orlin, head of the Museum’s survivor speaker’s bureau. “Those who endured such hatred and persecution deserve remembrance. Their stories will help teach our children for years to come about the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.”

To qualify for inclusion, survivors – now living or deceased – include those who left their homeland after 1933 to escape Nazi persecution. They also may have survived in concentration or labor camps, in hiding or in disguise.

While the Holocaust refers to the systemic persecution and annihilation of Jews, the exhibit also honors non-Jews who were victims of aggression.

Survivors or family members who want to make sure their listings are included in the exhibit or who want to submit new listings should contact Pam Hamilton at 713-942-8000, ext. 129, or by e-mail to phamilton@hmh.org before May 15, 2013. Listings should include the name, address and phone number of the survivor, if living, as well as that of the person making the submission, for verification purposes.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.
 
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Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
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Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

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