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This museum holds some truly important pieces of history that everyone should be acquainted with. It is essential to know and learn about these events so that people can do their best to understand the impact of these tragedies. The Holocaust Museum in Houston does a great job at one of its main goals, which is helping its visitors become more aware of the dangerous issues of hatred and violence. This Holocaust Museum is the fourth largest of its kind located within the United States. It is dedicated to educating the public and remembering the 6 million Holocaust victims, as well as the survivors. There are several permanent exhibitions that allow visitors to interact and learn about both victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The "Rhona and Bruce Caress Gallery - And Still I Write: Young Diarists on War and Genocide" exhibit is genuinely touching. Here you will find the diaries of 12 young people located throughout 6 interactive stations. Being able to electronically flip through these diaries that show the thoughts of children and adolescents that were dealing with genocide is a unique experience.
Another interesting area of the museum is the "Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery," where visitors can see exhibits that focus on modern human rights. Located within this area you will find an Interfaith Pool of Reflection. This is a place where people can come to practice meditation and be reflective. The impact of the museum to those who take the time to visit and learn is undeniable. Since they opened the doors in 1996, the museum has received countless gifts from visitors who have had their lives changed by their visit. This includes items such as art pieces, poems, and even touching notes that describe their feelings after visiting this museum. Gifts have come from everyone from students to young children to adults, all of which have been impacted during their visits.
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