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.

Get Involved! Become a Docent!

Get involved with El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center by becoming a docent! EPHM believes the best way to combat prejudice and intolerance while promoting peace and acceptance is through education. We receive thousands of students on docent-led tours, and we need your help! EPHM’s next docent training is coming up Sunday, January 22, 2:00-5:00pm for New Docent Orientation. The Orientation includes an in-depth look at what it means to be a docent, a museum tour, historical background introductions, resources and more. To sign up call 915-51-0048 or email angela@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

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Remember Me: Children of the Holocaust

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 Special exhibit for and about children

Exhibit Extended to December 30, 2016

Remember Me: Children of the Holocaust is the harrowing story of the Holocaust as told through the eyes of its youngest victims and survivors.  Using diaries and survivor testimonies the story unfolds of lives forever changed by bigotry and prejudice.  Beginning with pre-war life, family pictures, narratives, artifacts, and recorded diary excerpts, this exhibit will engage even the youngest visitors as they travel through the unfolding events of the children’s lives (rise of Nazism, ghettos, hiding, and rescue).

The exhibit’s interactive and hands-on design brings history to life and will engage visitors of all ages in discovering the experiences of children of the Holocaust while also encouraging those who see it to be Upstanders in their community- no matter their age.

Recommended for 6 years old and above.

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Call for Nominations: 2nd Annual Henry Kellen Founder’s Award

2017 Henry Kellen Founder’s Award -Call for Nominations
Purpose: The Henry Kellen Founder’s Award was established in 2015 to honor an outstanding volunteer or supporter of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center. The award, which can be given to an individual, family, or group, was designed to recognize the efforts and enthusiasm of those who personify the vision, tenacity, and passion of our founder and his commitment to the Museum and its mission of combating prejudice and bigotry.
Eligibility Criteria: Those eligible for this award should have made a substantial contribution to the success of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center during the last year. Award selections are based on, but not limited to, the nominee’s volunteer efforts, commitment of time, programmatic accomplishments, financial impact, and overall support of EPHM’s Mission.
Selection Process: Nominations are accepted from any El Paso Holocaust Museum Members in good standing. All nominations will be presented to EPHM’s Executive Committee who will select the top three to four nominations to present to EPHM’s full board of directors. Those outstanding nominations will be reviewed and voted on by EPHM’s full board of directors.
To nominate an indvidual or group: Nominations should include the nominees name, your name, and a short explanantion of why you think the individual(s) should be recognized.  All nominations can be returned via email at lori@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or via regular mail to El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center 715 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902

Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 27th

Presentation of the 2017 Henry Kellen Founder’s Award will be at EPHM’s January Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017

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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 - 4pm
Wednesday:  9am - 4pm
Thursday:  9am - 4pm
Friday:  9am - 4pm
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.