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School Tours

Our school tour transports students back to the Holocaust through eyes of prominent survivor, Mel Mermelstein. Students meet Mel in a short documentary where they learn about his time at Auschwitz concentration camp, the tragic loss of his family, and how he overcame and processed his trauma through creation of art using artifacts from various Nazi concentration camps. The museum displays the creations of Mel which tell the stories of his family and many others who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Students have the opportunity to interact with the artifacts, learn about tolerance, and hear the incredible stories of Mel and local survivors who triumphed one of the darkest moments in history.

Our trip to the center today was a home run. The teacher today said it was one of the most impactful trips ever and the students were able to take in a deeper perspective of the Holocaust than traditional exhibits provide.

NMUSD adminstrator

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