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Welcome to the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum

October 2023

The New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum strongly condemns the brutal, senseless killing of innocent Israelis and those taken hostage by Hamas terrorists on October 7. Our hearts break for the families of Israelis and Palestinian civilians who have lost lives in this horrific war and are in desperate need of the basic necessities of life.

The museum stands in support of all innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians, those in Ukraine, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and other parts of the world where innocent people are suffering the effects of war, authoritarian rule, and the tyranny of terrorists. The museum supports their right to peace and security.

The museum is dedicated to combating hate, intolerance, and indifference by using personal stories of the Holocaust, other genocides, and discrimination to educate and inspire upstanders. We stand in solidarity with innocent citizens everywhere.

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Our Mission

The mission of the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum is to use the lessons and personal stories of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire communities of upstanders. The museum strives to teach those we serve how to confront hate and bigotry so they can make a difference.

Our Vision

NMHIM envisions a world in which individuals respect and stand up for the differences in others. Through the museum’s collaborations, both in person at the museum, in schools and community sites, and online, we aspire to be agents of change by encouraging dialogue, building mutual understanding, and taking appropriate actions within our diverse communities to create upstanders.

Every day at NMHIM, we share lessons history can teach us: hate and bigotry, left unchecked, will escalate, deepen, and spread. Silence in the face of these acts of intolerance is an endorsement of them. As Elie Wiesel stated when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

Click on the image below for a video introduction to the museum, its education programs, and several Holocaust survivors and their powerful words and insights.

Our Museum

We are unique. Our purpose is to educate visitors about the Holocaust as well as teach about other genocides and forms of bullying that have affected people around the world. We are not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area, or time.

Education is our focus. A critical component of our mission is educating children about bullying, prejudice, and hate. Our outreach programs encourage empathy for others–to become upstanders, rather than bystanders–and befriend those in their communities who need their support.

Our exhibits educate. The museum welcomes thousands of visitors annually. We include exhibits on the Holocaust, the African American and Native American experiences, and others.

A Life Etched In Stone

Educators can find resources here for classes.