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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone Number: 713 942 8000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and...
The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps.
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A must visit.Their indoor and outdoor exhibits are superb and the audio is very well presented. Staff is very helpful as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A must visit.Their indoor and outdoor exhibits are superb and the audio is very well presented. Staff is very helpful as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was very emotional however, they only showed the "Jewish Side" of the story. I believe that there should be a section added where the German soldiers would state their opinions and beliefs over the situation

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Houston,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to the Holocaust Museum on Yom HaShoah. There was a very informed guide who spoke about each section of the displays. The images are very graphic and hard to imagine how anyone could have survived when many did not. While the displays were impressive. The Wall of Tears and the ashes from each concentration camp were very powerful.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

very interesting artifacts and video of survivors in Houston. Very nice to walk through alone or with a group. The boxcar out back were incredible to see. It's wonderful that so many families donate so much time and money into this place.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took my 15 yr old daughter here, she wanted to go. Kids today don't get the lessons about WWII that we got. She needed to see the horrific acts that happened. She came away with a deeper understanding of what the Holocaust was and the people affected by it. Free parking in front. Not crowded. Not for younger kids... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Be Prepared to have your eyes opened fully! I thought I knew what I was going into, yet came out in tears.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Instead of teaching youth that there will always be hate and they need to recognize it and be ready to stand against it, they sanitize this horror and call themselves a museum of tolerance. Maybe we should learn that there are behaviors that should not be tolerated. Maybe the youth need to learn what it means to be leaders and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The whole tone of this museum seemed just about right for the horrific subject matter. From the approach to the entrance to the main exhibition the atmosphere was of respect for the victims and the story told by the exhibition was a complete condemnation of the Nazi behaviour before and during WWII. The film showing continuously of eye witness reports... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Houston is very lucky to have such a museum. At times there are family members of the victims of the Holocaust that are there to speak to the guest of the stories of their relatives. You can go audio so you can go at your own pace. It is surrounded my great restaurants to and the parking is easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My review isn't exactly objective because I am comparing it to the museum in DC, which is the very best! I did enjoy the history of the local Houston families and how their lives were touched by this horrific event!

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