Washington University in St. Louis

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VIRTUAL: Holocaust Museum Houston Virtual Tour: Holocaust Gallery – Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers​

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. CST

Join museum docent and WashU alumna, Judy Myers, AB ’64, for a virtual exploration of the history of the Holocaust. During this interactive tour Judy will highlight historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories featured in the gallery at the Holocaust Museum Houston. This tour will include a guided discussion on the lessons of the Holocaust and the role of individuals in society today. The tour will run for approximately 30 minutes with a Q&A discussion to follow.

About the exhibition, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers:
The gallery is personalized with testimony of Holocaust survivors who later settled in the Houston area. These incredible individuals lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The gallery features artifacts donated by the Holocaust survivors, their descendants, liberators, and other collectors.

The exhibit also educates visitors about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts, including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, prisoner revolts, sabotage, the partisan movement, displaced persons camps, and life after the Holocaust.

This gallery is expanded and enhanced by bringing two of the museum’s most important artifacts, the World War II–era railcar and the 1940's Danish rescue boat, into the museum facility. USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony, featuring Houston-area Holocaust survivor William J. “Bill” Morgan, allows visitors to have “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors by asking questions of their high-definition projections, who then answer in real time via pre-recorded video images.

Cost: Complimentary, registration required

NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email after completing registration. If you do not receive one, please email alumniclubs@wustl.edu.