The New Mexico Holocaust Museum is committed to creating and presenting both permanent and special exhibits that document intolerance, social justice, and human rights issues both past and present. The museum’s overarching goal is to educate visitors to become upstanders in order to eradicate intolerance and promote activism in our communities. An upstander is 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.
Please note: Some of the material may be disturbing.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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.