Welcome to El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center conveniently located in the museum district of downtown El Paso. We are proud to be the only fully bilingual Holocaust museum, and one of only 13 free-standing Holocaust museums in the United States. The mission of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is to teach the history of the Holocaust in order to combat prejudice and intolerance through education, community outreach, and cultural activities. Visit the museum today to find out how you can help or call us at 915-351-0048.

Bienvenidos al Museo del Holocausto y el Centro de Estudios de El Paso convenientemente ubicado en eldistrito de los museos del centro de El Paso. Estamos orgullosos de ser el único museo completamente holandés del Holocausto, y uno de los 13 museos libres del Holocausto en los Estados Unidos. La misión del Museo y Centro de Estudios del Holocausto de El Paso es enseñar la historia del Holocausto a fin de combatir los prejuicios y la intolerancia a través de la educación, el alcance comunitario y las actividades culturales. Visite el museo hoy para saber cómo puede ayudar o llámenos al 915-351-0048.

Our Featured Event

Be sure to check out our other events happening at the museum on our Events page.

Book Signing & Discussion with Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Thursday – October 5, 2017

5:00 pm

 

Barnes & Noble – Sunland Park

705 Sunland Park Dr. – El Paso, TX

 

Dr. Edith Eva Eger – Holocaust survivor, therapist, speaker, and author- will discuss her acclaimed new book, The Choice: a powerful, moving memoir- and a practical guide to healing- written by Dr. Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

The Choice weaves Dr. Eger’s personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance. Dr. Eger’s story is an inspiration for everyone. And her message is powerful and important: “Your pain matters and is worth healing: you can choose to be joyful and free.”
“THE CHOICE is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed… She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well.” -DESMOND TUTU

Dr. Edith Eger is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer, helping individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previously thought unattainable. Using her own past as a Holocaust survivor and thriver as a powerful analogy, she inspires people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies. It’s a message of healing and personal growth. A message of freedom from self-imposed limitations. Dr. Eger lived in El Paso for many years, and her testimony as a Holocaust survivor is showcased at El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center. 

For more information on Dr. Edith Eger, visit her website: www.dreditheger.com or click here to view her survivor testimony.
For a downloadable flyer of this event, click El-Paso-BN-Event-with-Edith-Eger.pdf
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EPHM’s 3rd Annual Flights & Bites: Vodka & Vino

Saturday – October 21, 2017

6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Featuring premiere Vodka Tastings & Specialty Wine Bar. Food catered by three of El Paso’s favorite food trucks: Coronado Prime Meats, De Nile Foods, & Orange Cow Burgers. Live music & dancing with local favorite band, Bosse, silent auction, wine pull, and much more!

 

Tickets are $50.00 per person

Includes tastings of premiere vodkas and specialty wines, signature cocktail, and unlimited food from:

All proceeds benefit El Paso Holocaust Museum’s mission to teach the history of the Holocaust in order to combat prejudice and intolerance through education, community outreach, & cultural activities.

Must be 21 years or older.

 

For more information: 915.351.0048

To purchase tickets online, click here


EPHM’s Vodka & Vino presented by  

 

And our other generous sponsors to date: 

CBRE El Paso

CMD Endeavors Inc.

Kemp Smith

Southwest Eye Institute

Rose & David Schecter

Classic American Homes

Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson, & Galatzan

Closet Factory

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Special Exhibit: “Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950”

EPHM is proud to host the traveling exhibit, Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950

August 5 – November 5, 2017

Open House: Saturday – August 5, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

This photo-documentary exhibit illuminates the inspiring and untold history of Holocaust survivors in the years immediately following their liberation from the Nazis. Bergen-Belsen, a wartime concentration camp, became the largest displaced persons camp in Germany, at a time when over 250,000 displaced, homeless Jewish survivors sought to recover from the destruction of their families and communities, regain their physical health, and gather the strength and hope to create new families and new homes in new lands.

This powerful exhibit examines the trials and challenges that survivors faced in the ashes of tragedy and destruction. Their strength, determination, and hope enabled them to begin life again, to confront the daunting task of immigration, and to pass on the legacy of survival to the generations after them.

Designed & Curated by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.

This exhibit is generously underwritten by The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso.

 

 

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Featured Survivor Testimony

We are very fortunate to have a substantial video archive of stories by local El Paso residents who were Holocaust Survivors. Here is just one of these touching stories:

This is Bernard Pergricht and in this short video he shares his reflections about the Holocaust. In 1941, his parents and young wife were deported from Poland and sent to concentration camps in Auschwitz where they were killed. He was sent to a labor camp which was liberated by the American army in 1945. Bernard came to the US in 1952, and later to El Paso in 1978. You can read his bio and see more of his video testimonies here.

HOURS

Sunday:  1 - 5pm
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  9am - 5pm
Wednesday:  9am - 5pm
Thursday:  9am - 5pm
Friday:  9am - 5pm
Saturday:  1 - 5pm
All self-guided tours must begin 30 minutes prior to scheduled closing times. Also, please check here for holidays in which the museum will be closed. Thank you.

Admission is Free

Admission to the museum is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Thank you.

Location

715 N. Oregon St., El Paso, TX 79902 (Directions)

Free Parking
Directly Adjacent to Museum at corner of Yandell Dr. & El Paso St.

Museum Entrance
On Yandell Dr. Between N. Oregon & El Paso St.

Schedule a Group Tour

Schedule a guided tour of our museum for your school or group.

Reserve a Curriculum Trunk

Reserve a curriculum trunk for your school or group.

Request a Speaker

Trained volunteers will gladly visit a school that is unable to schedule a trip to the Museum.

Helpful Links

A listing of additional resources.