Exhibits

The New Mexico Holocaust Museum is committed to creating and presenting both permanent and special exhibits that depict the intolerance, social justice, and human rights issues that groups of people have encountered past and present from the Holocaust to the African American experience to genocide of minority peoples continuing to this day. The museum’s overarching goal is to inform and educate to eradicate intolerance and promote activism in our communities by becoming “upstanders.” An up-stander is defined as a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.

Featured Exhibits

OVERTURNED: A LIFE ETCHED IN STONE

An exhibit of one woman’s journey through her family’s history, entangled in the Nazis’ efforts to persecute and eliminate Jewish German citizens. Emily’s story is accompanied by a brief history of the Stolpersteine Project (Stumbling Stones).

HATE IN AMERICA

This interactive exhibit focuses on the history of hate in America and describes what constitutes hate crimes. It outlines what it means to become an upstander.


Virtual Exhibits

CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

In 1882 the American government signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first immigration law to exclude an entire ethnic group. Our new virtual exhibit shows how these discriminatory policies developed, were resisted and have continued to be part of the American cultural and political landscape.
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Permanent Exhibits

WITH EVIL INTENT

This exhibit covers the Holocaust through an exploration of underlying causes including pseudo-science, eugenics, and scientific racism.

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

PHASE 2: SLAVERY 1866 through 1945

Phase 2 of 3 examines the after effects of slavery from emancipation and reconstruction to the end of World War II and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement.

PHASE 3: COMING SOON
CZECH TORAH

Our scroll, also known as MST#666, is one of 1,564 scrolls collected from Jewish communities in the Czech Republic devastated by the Holocaust. They were stored in Prague through the end of World War II until their rescue in 1963 by the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.
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ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

This exhibit examines the systematic slaughter of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks as part of an effort to “Turkify” the country’s minorities. Between 1915 and 1923, the Christian populations of Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) were systematically annihilated by the Young Turk government: 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5 million Armenians, and 350,000 Greeks were slain.

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HIDDEN TREASURES

Hidden Treasures is a gift of Holocaust survivor Lilo Lang Waxman (7/25/1920 -11/23/2018) and is comprised of five “room boxes” and over 500 individual miniatures. These room boxes contain many incredible details of late 19th and early 20th century Jewish domestic life in Germany.
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COLONIZATION: RACISM AND RESILIENCE

A history of the effects of systemic racism brought by Spanish and American colonists, the effects on the Native populations of New Mexico and how they resisted and survived.