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Open every Sunday from 10am-4pm*

*Please note: The Museum will be closed Sunday, Dec. 4 for a special event. The Museum will also be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.


In the Museum... 

 

Besa 2022 450x275Besa: Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust 

Temporary Exhibition - October 23 - December 11, 2022

After Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, many Jews found refuge in Albania. Following the German occupation in 1943, the Albanian population, in an extraordinary act, refused to comply with the occupier’s orders to turn over lists of Jews residing within the country’s borders. The remarkable assistance afforded to the Jews was grounded in Besa, a code of honor, which still today serves as the highest ethical code in the country.  Albania, the only European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded in the place where other European nations failed. Almost all Jews living within Albanian borders during the German occupation, those of Albanian origin and refugees alike, were saved. Sponsored by the American Society for Yad Vashem. This exhibit was developed by Yad Vashem. 

 

 

                               Ask A Survivor

First Sunday of each month, 11am-1pm, Holocaust survivor Peter Metzelaar will be in the museum and welcomes your questions! 

*Schedule update: The Museum will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, January 1.
Peter will be in the museum on Sunday, January 8. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Permanent Exhibit: Finding Light in the Darkness 

Exhibit tracks 1 HolocaustCenter Native1 16 18 127 lrg StefanieFelix 1Through stories and artifacts of Washington State Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in this history and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.

Visitors can interact with video testimony from local Holocaust survivors, explore artifacts that bring history to life, and learn about local students who are upstanders in their schools and communities.   

*Image by Stefanie Felix

The Museum will have limited hours or will be closed for private events on the following days: September 25th (open 10-1), October 9 (open 10-1), and December 4th (closed all day).

"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city." - Steve Adler, local Holocaust survivor

Location

The Henry and Sandra Friedman
Holocaust Center for Humanity
2045 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121 

Hours

Sundays, 10:00am - 4:00pm | Reservations Recommended | RESERVE YOUR VISIT HERE

*Please note: The Museum will be closed Sunday, Dec. 4 for a special event. The Museum will also be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Group visits on weekdays available by appointment: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Security

All bags are subject to search, and weapons of any type are strictly not allowed in the museum, including guns, knives (even pocket knives), and pepper spray.

General Admission

Adult - $10 Suggested Admission
Student - $5 Suggested Admission
Senior - $5 Suggested Admission 

Directions & Parking

I-5 North
Take the Seneca Street Exit, Exit 165, on the left
Turn slight left onto Seneca Street
Turn Right onto 4th Avenue
Turn Left onto Lenora Street (Lenora is right after Virginia. If you reach Blanchard, you just passed it.)
Turn Left onto 2nd Ave (the Holocaust Center is on the corner on the right)

I-5 South
Merge onto Union Street via Exit 165B
Turn Right onto 4th Avenue
Turn Left onto Lenora Street (Lenora is right after Virginia. If you reach Blanchard, you just passed it.)
Turn Left onto 2nd Ave (the Holocaust Center is on the corner on the right)

Parking
Securities Building parking garage, access from 3rd or 4th Avenues between Virginia and Stewart
Third & Stewart garage, access from Stewart between 2nd and 3rd.  
There is also paid and metered street parking.

Public Transit
Worried about parking or traffic? Public transportation is a great and easy way to get to our Center! You can find schedules, maps, and a trip planner on the King County Metro Transit website.

There are many options downtown. Here are a few nearby stops:

2nd Ave. & Lenora St. (on our block)
Buses: 29, 37, 113, 121, 122, 123, 143, 157, 158, 159, 177, 178, 179, 190, 192

3rd Ave. & Virginia St. (one block away)
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 40, 62, 116, 118, 119, 120, 124, 994, Rapid Ride C, D and E

Westlake Link Light Rail Station (five blocks away - Pine St. between 3rd & 4th Aves)