Houston >Holocaust Museum Houston
“Although the staff were not rude, they were not altogether helpful either.”
This museum is worth a visit anytime, whether it's for its powerful permanent exhibitions or traveling shows.
It is worth your time to go!!!. I've lived in the Houston area for 22 yrs and I have been to just about every museum, attraction, site etc, but quite frankly I was a little concerned that the holocaust museum would be sad and depressing! IT was very much the opposite! EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO!! The more people who go visit this museum the less likely anything like this will ever happen again!! Open your eyes people....look where our country is heading!
A powerful combination of permanent exhibits and travleing shows designed to educate..
The museum's mission is not only to tell the story of those who died and survived the tragedy of the Holocaust, but also to educate the public, specifically school-age children, about the dangers of racial intolerance.
A permanent exhibit, entitled "Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers," forms the core of Holocaust Museum Houston. Just as moving is the addition of 30 narrative paintings by Joseph Pfeffer, a Houston native who served as a paratrooper during World War II. The show features two-dimensional figures of the victims as well as the black-uniformed SS guards who kept watch over them. Other powerful images in the museum's exhibits have included Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Maus," comic-book volumes based on the tape-recorded stories of his father, Vladek, who along with Vladek's wife, Ana, survived Auschwitz.
Andex. Although the staff were not rude, they were not altogether helpful either. They asked us to "keep it down". They should advise their patrons to not bring children under a certain age, or recommend an appropriate age group. By the way, our children were not making much noise; it's just that the museum was extremely quiet. Yes, reverence is respectful, but I found the atmosphere to be a bit too stuffy. On the upside, this was a beautiful, elegant display of artwork and a rare collection of personal eyewitness accounts. Count on spending at least two hours for a thorough visit.
Excellent learning experience. This is is an excellent learning experience for the entire family. We waited until my children were 10 & 12. Even if you have studied the Holocaust, you will see and hear new and often unexpected aspects of the tragedy.
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