Holocaust Museum Houston

Survivor Sunday – Bill Orlin

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Join Holocaust Museum Houston as Holocaust Survivor Bill Orlin shares his testimony. Between 1939 and 1945, Orlin and his family lived on the run. The eldest son of Sender and Sonia Orlinski, he was seven years old when German troops invaded Poland and occupied his hometown of Brok. The Jewish residents were forcibly marched to Ostrow Mazowiecki, about 50 miles northwest of Warsaw.

The forced march, although terrifying at the time, may have saved the family’s lives. Once Orlin and his family were in Soviet-controlled Poland, they continued their eastward journey into the Soviet interior, where they remained in relative safety for the rest of WWII. When Germany invaded the USSR in June 1941 the family “ran,” as Orlin recalls. Although the family was together, life was tremendously difficult, suffering from hunger and malnutrition for the next several years.

This event is free with Museum admission. No registration is necessary.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
    The Museum is closed Mondays through August 17, 2020.
  • Members: Free Adults (19+): $19 Sr. Citizens (65+): $15 AARP Members: $15 (with valid ID card) Active-Duty Military: $15 Ages 0-18: Free Holocaust Museum Houston is free to everyone each Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Yom HaShoah, Memorial Day, D-Day (June 6), and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10).

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Paid parking is available in the parking lot next to the Museum on the corner of Binz and Caroline St.


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