Holocaust Museum Director to Speak at Library

Susan Bapty, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum

The Holocaust was a complex and challenging time in world history. It happened because individuals, organizations and governments made choices that not only legalized discrimination, but also allowed hatred to metastasize, and ultimately mass murder to occur. 

Susan Bapty, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico will use parts of The Path to Genocide, a US Holocaust Memorial Museum Film, to spark discussion.  

This film examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare documentary footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people. By providing a concise overview of the Holocaust and those involved, this resource is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions and nations between 1918 and 1945.

Image of Holocaust Victims standing in line

Susan will lead a discussion examining the events of the Holocaust through the theme of collaboration, silence, and indifference. Exploring why and how the Holocaust occurred. This program is co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico.

Join us on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Collin Meeting Room at the Placitas Community Library located at 453 NM Hwy. 165, Placitas, New Mexico, to discuss this difficult period in history and its reverberations today.