“In memory of those who have no one left to remember them.”

I did not have much expectation when I visited The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center in Texas. There is no way that it could be better than the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum I visited in Washington, D.C.

A look from the entrance suggests that it is indeed a small museum.

Also, the museum seems unknown to many in the area, as no one around there even knew where exactly it is located.

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When I entered the museum, I was surprised how the exhibits were well put together.

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Small but it has amazing collection of resources and historic items.

This Torah (sacred text, the tree of life for the Jewish people) was smuggled oput of Communist Poland in 1989 by El Paso Museum Founder Henry Kellen.
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The coverage of the exhibits is sufficient enough to convey the significant events in the Holocaust.

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The sad history of the Nazi era shown in pictures, films, and historic items.

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The section about Jewish El Paso history is beautiful.

There are artifacts collected from the man who was once a Holocaust survivor himself.

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I would recommend that you visit the museum and donate to help educate everyone of the story that should never be forgotten. “Not to remember means to side with the executioners against its victims; not to remember means to kill the victims a second time; not to remember means to become accomplice of the enemy. On the other hand, to remember means to feel the compassion for the victims of all persecutions.”

The admission is FREE. Parking is free. The museum is not perfect but is worth a stop. Allow at least 1.5 hours to read the information in each exhibit.

Address: 715 North Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902
Phone Number: 915-351-0048


Tuesday-Friday from 9am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm
Closed on Monday

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