Museo Memoria y Tolerancia does more than explore Mexico’s history of violence and its role in aiding Holocaust survivors. Built in 1999, this groundbreaking museum examines the impact of genocide through eye-opening exhibits that increase awareness of all global violence—from North America to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The museum is divided into two major sections, as its name suggests—Memory and Tolerance. Memory galleries tell the story of the Holocaust, Balkan Conflict and the Rwandan genocide, as well as devastation in Cambodia, Guatemala and Darfur. The Tolerance wing explores the impact of language on discrimination and prejudice and offers a roadmap to acceptance of differences on a more global level. Together, these galleries illustrate the international struggle between harm and hope, leaving visitors with a new appreciation for human rights and human strength.
The museum is located in downtown Mexico City on Avenida Juarez in Juarez Square. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.