Welcome to the New Mexico Holocaust Museum
The mission of the New Mexico Holocaust 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.
NMHM 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 NMHM, 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.
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.