Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City is dedicated to Jewish life, history, and culture, and is a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
cover image: Museum of Jewish Heritage, photo by Bogdan Tapu (CC BY-NC 2.0).
Opened in 1997, the museum is located at Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan, housed in a building designed by architects Roche-Dinkeloo.
The MJH ” is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.”
The core exhibition of the museum presents the history of the Jewish people during the 20th and 21st century, with personal testimonies of Holocaust survivors, objects, photographs, and videos, from the museum’s 25,000-piece collection; the exhibition is divided into three chronological sections, entitled Jewish Life A Century Ago, The War Against the Jews and Jewish Renewal.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage also features two multimedia permanent installations: “Voices of Liberty” and “Timekeeper”, and the “Garden of Stones” outdoor memorial by artist Andy Goldsworthy.
The museum organizes temporary exhibitions and learning programs and includes a 375-seat theater where film projections, lectures, live performances, and concerts are staged.
A cafe restaurant serves food certified by the Orthodox Union.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, photo by Shaggy Paul (CC BY 2.0).
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Railroad car of the sort used to transport humans to Nazi concentration camps, photo by Kelly Verdeck (CC BY-ND 2.0).
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Installation view from the exhibition “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away” photo by Kelly Verdeck (CC BY-ND 2.0).
Museum of Jewish Heritage, photo by Gideon P. (CC BY-ND 2.0).
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