El Paso Holocaust Museum
El Paso Holocaust Museum, a memorial to the 11 million lives lost and a place that teaches the lessons of the Holocaust. This museum offers an eye-opening, moving experience through five brief video presentations and many displays. Initially depicting the placid life of Jewish German citizens, exhibits unfold to demonstrate the rise of Hitler’s Nazi party with anti-Semitic propaganda material. A walk through a night street scene with burning buildings in the Kristallnacht exhibit represents the “night of broken glass,” signaling the beginning of the Holocaust. In the “Final Solution” exhibit, visitors “board” a railcar illustrating the deportation and imprisonment of Jews in ghettos before removal to death camps. There are also displays of heroic acts of rescuers and partisans and the survivors’ liberation at war’s end. A pause in the meditation room concludes the tour. Free admission. Open from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Tue–Fri and from 1–5 p.m. Sat–Sun. All self-guided tours must begin 15 minutes prior to scheduled closing times. Closed Mondays and certain holidays.