10 2019

The Swastika in New Mexico History and Culture

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Temple Beth-El 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88011
575-524-3380 (Phone)
575-521-8111 (Fax)

Contact Lawrence Karol
(575) 524-3380 (Phone)
575-521-8111 (Fax)

“The Swastika in New Mexico History

and Culture” 

Talk by Dr. Richard Melzer

on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Richard Melzer, a retired historian from the University of New Mexico-Valencia, will speak at Temple Beth-El at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 10 about “The Swastika in New Mexico History and Culture.”  The swastika is most often remembered as a symbol of extreme hate and barbarism under the Nazi regime in Germany.  However it has had a completely different meaning in New Mexico.  Dr. Melzer will focus on the swastika as an Indian symbol of good luck and as the name of New Mexico State University's yearbook until the early 1980s.  His presentation is sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the Historical Society of New Mexico's