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.

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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Special Film Screening: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center and Temple Mount Sinai are excited to present a special screening of the powerful war drama, The Zookeeper’s Wife – the true story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinsky, who helped save hundreds of lives during the Holocaust.

Sunday – July 30, 2017

12:00 pm

 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – 250 E. Montecillo Blvd.

 

Tickets: $36.00

Includes lunch of traditional Polish cuisine

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 915.351.0048

 

All proceeds benefit the redesign of El Paso Holocaust Museum’s Survivor Gallery and maintenance of Temple Mount Sinai’s Torah Scrolls, including its Holocaust Scroll.

 

Special thanks to Robert & Sara Shiloff for generously underwriting this event.

 

  

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“Stand Up. Speak Out.” Summer Camp

El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center is excited to present its annual summer camp, “Stand Up. Speak Out – Everyone Can Be A Hero” July 17 – 21, 2017; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Everyone has a voice, and everyone can make a difference. This year’s summer camp will explore heroes in history who stood up for what was right, against all odds, and made an impact. Through hands-on activities, art, music, writing, and much more, summer camp participants will discover true stories of courageous kids during the Holocaust, while learning how they too can make a difference and have their voices be heard.

Ages 8 – 12

Registration Fee: $50.00 per child; $40 each additional child enrolled in family. Full scholarships are available to cover all fees! Contact Jamie Flores for more information: 915.351.0048

Includes: snacks & supplies each day; camp T-shirt; pizza party on last day.

For more information or to Sign Up:

Jamie Flores – 915.351.0048 ext. 28 / jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

To register online, click here

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Tour de Tolerance

Registration is now open for EPHM’s 12th Annual Tour de Tolerance -Sunday, August 20, 2017

REGISTER NOW

EPHM is proGeneric logoud to announce the 12th Annual Tour de Tolerance will kick off in Sunland Park, NM on Sunday, August 20, 2017. We will be “Riding/ Running to Remember” with 100K and 50K Bike Rides and a 5K Run. So, sign up today and start training for this fantastic event filled with food, fun, and friendship!

Event times:  100K – 7:00am    5K Run/Walk – 7:45am     50K- 8:45am

 

Early Registration Fees: $35.00 – 50K and 100K Bike Rides; $25.00 – 5K Run/Walk; $15.00 – 5K Run/Walk Student Price (ages 18 and under)

10% Discount Available Before August 12 for Military, Museum Members, and Teams of 15 or more

Late Registration: (After August 12) $40.00 – 50K and 100K Bike Rides; $30.00 – 5K Run/Walk; $20.00 5K Run/Walk Student Price (ages 18 and under)

NO REGISTRATION ON DAY OF EVENT

Packet pick up is Saturday – August 19th 10 am to 5 pm at EPHM – 715 N. Oregon

Presented by Southwest Retina Consultants

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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.