Conferencia Patrice Bensimon

Esta conferencia se centrará en la violencia contra las mujeres judías y gitanas en Europa del Este.

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Exhibition in Quetzaltenango

January 26 to March 27, Centro Cultural Efraín Recinos. Holocaust by Bullets Exhibition

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About us

A museum dedicated to teaching the Holocaust to new generations.

The Museum of the Holocaust in Guatemala will open its doors by the end of 2016. It will be the first museum of the Holocaust in Central America, aiming to educate new generations about the genocide perpetrated against the Jews, the mass executions and persecutions against the Roma as well as other victims of the Second World War.

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, has always been and will be a model of mass violence, was conducted by the Nazis and their collaborators throughout Europe during 1941-1945.

Missions

  • Teach this history
  • Educate new generations
  • Learn from the past to prevent the same atrocities in the future
  • Promote tolerance between human beings
  • Fight for a better future without violence

What was the holocaust?

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals.

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Contact us

mapa-engPHONE: (502) 23083631

6 Avenue 1-88 zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala., Barrio San Sebastián
informacion@museodelholocausto.org.gt
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm UPON RESERVATION
Saturday 9am to 12pm UPON RESERVATION
For reservation please call (502) 23083631.


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