El Paso Holocaust Museum
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.
Boasting the title of being the 'only fully bilingual Holocaust Museum and one of only 13 free-standing Holocaust museums in the United States.', the El Paso Holocaust Museum is an excellent addition to your educational El Paso visit.
The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center was first founded in 1994 by Nazi Holocaust survivor Henry Kellen, providing a much-needed bilingual narrative of WWII genocide with photos and artifacts.
During your visit, you can opt-in for a group tour, offered only to 6th-grade groups and older. The tours last about 1.5 hours and give an in-depth view of the exhibits within and work to start a meaningful group conversation. The various multimedia galleries you will see within the museum, whether on a guided tour or not, chronicle the events of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the millions murdered by Hitler and his regime from 1933 to 1945. The galleries include the following topics, plus much more:
- Life in Europe before the Nazi Party
- Rise of the Nazi Party
- Use of Nazi Propaganda
- Life in the Ghettos
- Life and Death in Nazi Concentration Camps
- Liberation by Allied Force
- Memorial and Reflection Room
- Gallery of Survivors
This center for tolerance and research is located in the museum district of downtown El Paso and will provide an educational experience your group won't soon forget!