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.

EPHM SPEAK OUT: “Words Matter: Media Consumption”

Thursday – May 4, 2017

6:00 pm

 

 

Panel Discussion on the roles & responsibilities of media, the influence of social media, the new reliance on commentary journalism, etc… Please join us for this enlightening and impactful discussion led by experts in the field. There is no charge, and all are welcome!

Discussion panelists:

Dr. Arvind Singhal – University of Texas at El Paso; Emily Glasscock – News Channel 9 (KTSM); Aaron Martinez – El Paso Times

 

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts – University of Texas at El Paso – 500 W. University Ave.

(Parking lot adjacent to Rubin Center)

 

For more information: 915-351-0048 / jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org 

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Remember. Reflect. Respond.

Holocaust Days of Remembrance Commemoration

 

Sunday – April 23, 2017

2:00 pm

Temple Mount Sinai – 4408 N. Stanton

Please join us for this moving commemoration to the survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Survivors, as well as 2nd and 3rd generation survivors, will share their memories and reflections on the impact of the Holocaust on their lives, while imparting the message of hope, peace, and action in our world today.

There is no charge to attend the commemoration and all are invited.

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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.

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.