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University of Houston. Perry, Ira - Perry audio, 1 of 2. March 20, 2013. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1654/show/1651.

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Title Perry, Ira
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Romero, Victor, interviewer
  • University of Houston, project
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date March 20, 2013
Description This is an oral history interview with Ira Perry conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Ira Perry, director of marketing and public auctions for the Holocaust Museum Houston discusses many aspects of the museum, beginning with Holocaust survivor Siegi Izakson's idea to create the facility. Built entirely with private funding, the museum was designed by architect Ralph Applebaum incorporated elements into the design to symbolize the tightening control over the lives of European Jews throughout the 1930s and 1940s, culminating in the deaths of over six million people. Perry talks about the permanent exhibits, which include Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers, the Eric Alexander Garden of Hope, the railcar like those used to carry Jews to the concentration camps, and a Danish boat like those used to ferry Jews from Denmark to safety in Sweden. With an emphasis on education, the museum also employs special exhibits, school tours, the trunk program, and teacher training to help for children understand the museum's message to never let something like the Holocaust happen again. Perry also mentions some of the survivor stories that are featured at the museum and survivors themselves who volunteer and give tours at the museum. Perry explains that by putting a human face on what happened to the Jews, it makes it more difficult to ignore the reality of what happened and hopefully encourages people to stand up against tyranny.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Holocaust
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Perry, Ira D.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Perry audio, 1 of 2
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, CD/DVD Box 7, HHA 00813
File Name hhaoh_201503_025_001.mp3
Access File Run Time 00:38:03