"Helene Berr, A Stolen Life"

"Helene Berr, A Stolen Life"

Photo © Mémorial de la Shoah – Coll. Mariette Job Hélène and the UGIF children, Aubergenville – a village approximately 30 miles west of Paris, 1942-1943


Past Event
Free to $12

Location Info:

Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline
Houston, TX  77004
Her final journal entry reads “Horror! Horror! Horror!” Soon thereafter, Hélène Berr, a young Jewish woman living in Nazi-tinged France during World War II, would die in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The traveling exhibition “Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life” depicts the horrors of her life and death that were largely untold until recently. In 1942 and at age 21, Berr, who’s often called France’s version of Anne Frank, began writing in her diary and continued to do so until she and her family were arrested on Berr’s 23rd birthday. “One very important aspect, for me, is the strength and humanity this young woman displayed during her last days in the concentration camps,” says Carol Manley, Holocaust Museum Houston’s chief curator of collections and exhibitions. “In spite of everything her family and friends were experiencing, Berr remained a bright light for those around her, helping young girls with words of encouragement, even when she herself knew the end was coming.”

Continuing 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through November 13. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline. For information, call 713-942-8000 or visit hmh.org. Free to $12.


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