In the Country of Numbers, Where the Men Have No Names tells the story of 6,000 Jewish men, most from Berlin, who were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen following the November Pogrom Night known as Kristallnacht. Whether you’re a history buff or not, everyone can glean important information from this historical exhibit at the Holocaust Museum Houston. See it this Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
November 9, 2018 marked the 80th anniversary of the Progrom Night in 1938 when Nazis went through the streets of Germany and set synagogues on fire, smashed the window fronts of Jewish businesses, attacked Jewish people and vandalized their apartments. Well over 1,300 Jewish women and men were killed during the riots or as a direct consequence of them.
Much less attention, however, is given to the over 27,000 Jewish men throughout Germany who were arrested after the riots and taken to concentration camps. These mass arrests were intended to dramatically escalate pressure on German Jews to leave the country. The Gestapo targeted young and middle-aged Jewish men, and once in the camp, they were subjected to much harsher treatment and singled out for SS terror and abuse. Over 80 perished in Sachsenhausen, the rest were released by the spring of 1939 on condition they would leave Germany immediately.
The Holocaust Museum Houston will shine a light on this largely uncovered topic during the exhibit In the Country of Numbers, Where the Men Have No Names. The exhibit will be on display through May.
Witness this moving exhibition on Saturday, January 26th beginning at 10:00 a.m. Admission is 12 dollars for adults, 8 dollars for active-duty military and AARP members, and free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID.
If you feel like escaping Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Saturday, January 26, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Holocaust Museum Houston
9220 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054