HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
12500 NW Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78231        (210) 302-6807        info@hmmsa.org
History of the Museum

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio opened its doors to the public at its current location in May, 2000. However, Holocaust education has been an ongoing priority of the San Antonio Jewish community for thirty six years. In 1975, in response to a request from one of the community's school districts, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation created a special, short curriculum to supplement World War II studies in high schools. At that time history textbooks virtually ignored the Holocaust.

A program was developed called the Holocaust History Project. The program consisted of a specially created documentary film, a discussion period with a trained facilitator, a classroom visit with a Holocaust survivor and a teacher's manual. It was offered to schools free of charge. The response was overwhelming.

Recognizing the important social and civic lessons to be learned, teachers seized the opportunity to expose their students to Holocaust history in order to expand their knowledge, increase their sensitivity to others and develop critical thinking skills.

Today thousands of students annually visit the museum where they are provided with a docent led tour explaining the history of this time period, view a movie or participate in a meaningful activity and hear a Holocaust survivor's story.

HOURS :
Mon-Fri    9am - Noon
Sun          1pm - 3pm

Afternoon tours can be arranged
by appointment.

Holiday hours may apply

The Holocaoust Memorial is located on the upper level of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Cammunity.
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UPCOMING

Join us the Fourth Wednesday of each month for the Interfaith Darfur Coalition hosted by University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell San Antonio, Texas 78212

May 15th and 16th: Closed for Shavuot.
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