Now through November 13, visit the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho to see “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. Drawing on new scholarship and primary sources, this exhibit will challenge the commonly held assumption that Americans knew little and did nothing about the Holocaust as it unfolded.
Supplemental programing during the exhibit:
- October 14th, 6 p.m: “The Unwanted” book discussion
- October 16th, 2 p.m: “Experience of a Hidden Child during World War II” with Andy Holten, a Holocaust survivor and NM Holocaust Museum docent
- October 21st, 6 p.m: Refugee Crisis Socratic seminar
- October 28th, 6 p.m: Jewish Film History featuring “Challah Rising in the Desert” with Paula Schwartz
- November 4th, 6 p.m: Japanese Internment Camps in New Mexico with Victor Yamada and the New Mexico Japanese Americans Citizens League
- November 16th, 5:30 p.m: The Rebbe’s Orkestra and dancers from Rikud led by Beth Cohen of Congregation Nahalat Shalom.