Feb 02, 2024 12:00 PM

On Friday, February 2, Robert Westheimer will come to present about the Houston Holocaust Museum. Opened in 1996, the museum’s goal is to educate students and the public about the dangers of hatred and prejudice in society. It was the brainchild of Houstonian and Holocaust survivor Seigi Izakson. According to the museum’s website, Izakson was “convinced that the city needed a Holocaust education center and memorial that would preserve for future generations the memory of those who had perished and the stories of those who had survived”.

Robert is retired from the Business Consulting Practice of Arthur Andersen & Co., and volunteers at the museum on a regular basis. He is also the founder of Newspring, an organization which helps promote economic development in the Spring Branch area.