Holocaust Museum extends two popular exhibits
Two popular exhibits at the Holocaust Museum Houston are extending their runs.
"A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" was set to close on Jan. 3, but will be held over until March 21 to accommodate the many schools, churches and other groups requesting guided tours that were beyond the capacity of the original run. In addition, the exhibition "Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" will now run until April 4.
"These exhibits focus on people who stood up to evil and injustice and who—despite risk to themselves—took the right actions and made the correct decisions. Their stories are those of heroes, and we want to be sure as many people as possible have an opportunity to view these exhibits," said Susan Myers, the museum's executive director.
"A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" follows in Pope John Paull II's footsteps from Poland to the papacy and includes photographs, video footage, documents and artifacts that speak to the extraordinary contributions of the pope to restoring relations between the Catholic and Jewish faiths.
"Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" tells the heroic story of Albanian Muslims during the 1930s and 40s under Hitler's rule who risked their lives to save Jews—those of Albanian origin and refugees alike—from extermination.