On Saturday, Holocaust Museum Houston will commemorate D-Day, with free admission for every visitor. To accommodate current government guidelines, visitor count will be limited to 50% building capacity.
The D-Day battle started on June 6, 1944. Around 156,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers landed on five beaches across a 50-mile stretch of France’s Normandy region. The D-Day assault is considered one of the most ambitious military assaults in history. This was the battle that is considered to be the beginning of the end of WWII, resulting in Allied liberation of the Western parts of Europe from Nazi control.
“When I think of D-Day, I think of The Greatest Generation and the sacrifices made by so many to end the dehumanization and persecution of Jews and other communities,” said Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga, CEO of HMH. “We all have a responsibility to stand up for the lives of marginalized people in the world. HMH encourages the Houston community to be inspired and take action because the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy are still prevalent today.”
Visitors will be able to experience Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery. This includes contemporary examples of human rights abuses and genocide while educating visitors about the lives and advocacy work of those protecting and propelling human rights across the world. Other galleries that will be open include the Holocaust Gallery, the Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center, and the Mincberg Gallery.
Holocaust Museum Houston is requiring all staff and guests older than the age of 10 years old to wear a face mask upon entering. Visitors should also practice social distancing. For visitors without a mask, one will be made available to you. There will be sanitizer stations located by the bathrooms, at admissions, and at the store and café. The interactive stations and tours will not be available at this time.
You can experience Holocaust Museum Houston at 5401 Caroline Street. More information is available on the Holocaust Museum Houston website.