In the Country of Numbers, Where the Men Have No Names

November 15, 2018 - May 1, 2019
Recurring daily
9220 Kirby Dr. | Houston , TX 77054
Phone: (713) 942-8000
Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $12 for adults; $8 for active-duty military and AARP members; Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID; Free admission on Sundays
Area of Town: Medical Center/NRG Park

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. November 9, 2018 marks 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.

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