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.

Voices of Vedem: Yesterday and Today

Closing Event for Exhibit 

May 31, 2017

5:30 pmReception; 6:00 pmMusical Presentation & Remarks

EPHM’s “Voices of Vedem: Yesterday and Today” is the closing event for the traveling exhibit, Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto on Wednesday, May 31. Through music, vocals, and remarks, “Voices of Vedem: Yesterday and Today” will be a celebration of the courage, hope, and ingenuity that inspired the creation of Vedem during the Holocaust and of the young voices today that are speaking out against current injustice. 

Please join us for the final evening of this powerful exhibit that deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish teenage boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Vedem was their voice, their defiance, their connection to life before.This interactive and artistically crafted exhibit tells a powerful story that still resounds with meaning and impact today.

Music: Inspired by the story of the boys of Terezin, Lori Laitman, a contemporary award-winning composer, composed an oratorio entitled, Vedem, based on the writings of these teenage boys imprisoned in Terezin. During “Voices of Vedem” on May 31, Cherry Duke- accomplished soloist in opera, oratorio, and musical theater, Dr. Dena Kay Jones- acclaimed pianist- and Dr. David Ross- Professor of Music at University of Texas at El Paso and Principal Clarinet of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra- will perform these moving songs of Vedem

Remarks: This powerful musical tribute will be followed by remarks with Christina Chavarria, Program Coordinator of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ms. Chavarria will share her personal and professional research of Terezin and of Petr Ginz, the editor and driving force behind Vedem.

Creative Activism Today: The evening will end with a look at contemporary creative activism, as El Paso students present their journalistic and artistic work on current social issues. Inspired by the artistic protest of the Vedem creators, these students spoke out about immigration, equal rights, racism, religious freedom, and much more, through poetry and prose, drawing and painting. Their work has now been included in the current Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto exhibit at EPHM. And on May 31, these students will be invited back to share their views and experience. 

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.

For information & to RSVP, contact: Jamie Flores – 915.351.0048 / jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

 

 

Exhibit curated by Rina Taraseiskey, Michael Murphy, and Danny King and organized by The Vedem Underground Project. Exhibition Workshop: DIY Journalism was created by Rina Taraseiskey. Exhibit generously underwritten by Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission and Jewish Community Foundation- National Council of Jewish Women’s Fund.

 

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“Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto” Traveling Exhibit

– A multi-media traveling exhibit that deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Vedem was their voice, their  defiance, and their connection to life before. Using pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in Terezin, the exhibit breaks down the original pages of Vedem then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Curated & Designed by Rina Taraseiskey, Michael Murphy and Danny King
Organized by The Vedem Underground Project

Opening Reception: March 2, 2017 – 5:30 pm

Please RSVP: 915.351.0048 / jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org 

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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.

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

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