The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico educated visitors about genocide, bullying, and tolerance of all people regardless of religion, culture, or nationality through permanent and temporary exhibits designed to help eliminate hate and prejudice.



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About

The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, was founded with the goal of eliminating hate through education and understanding. The museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits that showcase art and artifacts related to the Holocaust and other major world genocides. Much of the art comes from Holocaust survivors, including a sculpture replica of a concentration camp.

The museum also provides educational opportunities that bring community together through special events, documentary screenings, lectures, workshops, and traveling/temporary exhibits. Staff from the museum are available for community outreach opportunities that address hate, bullying, genocide, or historical events related to intolerance.

The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3:30pm and closed most major holidays.

Exhibits

Most of the exhibits at the museum relate to the Holocaust, however there are also a few exhibits that focus on Armenian, Greek, and Native American Genocide.

· Art of the Holocaust- Works of art remembering the Holocaust, many by Holocaust survivors.

· The Liberation of Buchenwald- a photographic display showcasing the devastation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

· Saving Bulgarian Jews- Commemorates the Bulgarian government’s involvement in saving 63,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

· Child Slave Labor- A sculpture by Vivienne Herman who was placed in a slave labor camp as a child during the Holocaust.

· The Survivors of Dauchau- A photographic display by local photographer Dick Kent who worked with Signal Corps during WWII.

· The Rescue of the Danish Jews- Honors the Dutch government and Danish people who smuggled Jews into Sweden.

· Flossenbürg Slave Labor- A flag resembling the US flag that was created by prisoners in the Flossenburg concentration camp. These prisoners were liberated by General Patton of the US Army.

· Replica Concentration Camp Gate- A sculpture by Vivienne Herman, Holocaust survivor, that replicates the gates of concentration camps.

· Medical Experimentation in Nazi Germany- A photographic exhibit that educates on medical experiments performed by Dr. Mengele on concentration camp prisoners.

· Nazi Memorabilia- Flags, pins, medals and printed propaganda related to Nazis.

· The Nuremberg Trials- Larry Rhee, local Albuquerque resident, presents photographs of the Nuremberg Trials where he was the official photographer and translator.

· Photographs of Rescued Prisoners- Liberation of concentration camps and survivors are displayed here.

· Rescuer's Exhibit- Highlighting those who put their own lives at risk to save Jews.

· Sonia's Legacy- Artwork created by teenager Sonia in a concentration camp. She did not survive Auschwitz.

· Holocaust Stamps- Two rare stamps from the Holocaust are displayed in this case that prisoners could use to send and receive mail.

· Hidden Dollhouse- A 158-year-old doll house that was hidden in a house in Germany while the owners fled to New Mexico in the United States. The doll house was constructed in 1853 in Bad-Homburg Germany.

· Czech Torah- The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum is the official caretaker of the antique Czech Torah. The Jewish culture is nearly extinct in the Czech Republic now.

· Educational Mini-Theater

· Armenian Genocide- This exhibit relays the history of the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Turks who wanted Armenians to accept the Muslim religion.

· Greek Genocide- Also committed at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, this exhibit educates on the history of Greek Genocide in the Mediterranean.

· Native American Cultural Genocide- Highlighting the Wounded Knee genocide and cultural genocide of Native Americans in the United States.

Programs and Events

The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico understand the importance of education to eliminate hate and intolerance. The Museum regularly offers movies, special exhibits, and co-sponsored special events at the museum and in the community.

Resource Library- An online library containing books, articles, videos, and research materials that relate to hate crimes, genocide, and intolerance worldwide.

Panel Discussions- The Museum works in conjunction with local organizations to provide panel discussions on historical and current events related to genocide. Topics have included Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The Diary of Anne Frank.

Movies- The Educational Mini-Theater is often used for documentary screenings. The Museum also partners with local theaters such as El Rey and the Bernalillo Library to produce movie screenings for the community.

Community Education-Staff from the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum are available to speak to community and school groups off site with presentations on various historical events and programs on coping mechanisms, bullying, and hate.

616 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, website, Phone: 505-247-0606

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