Popular exhibit at Museum of Jewish Heritage to close up and move on this May

A German-made World War II-era freight car on rails is put into place by a crane Sunday outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City.
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

A popular exhibit will be closing up soon and moving on to another city in the coming months.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust today announced there are only three months left to see the internationally acclaimed and popular exhibition, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.”  The exhibition will be on display until May 2, 2021, and will then move on to Kansas City in June. Due to a record number of viewers, the exhibition had been extended twice since it was opened in May 2019.

“Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” it explores the dual identity of the camp as a physical location — the largest documented mass murder site in human history — and as a symbol of the borderless manifestation of hatred and human barbarity. It is the largest ever exhibit on Auschwitz with more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs. 

The exhibition contains artifacts that depict the world of the perpetrators—SS men who created and operated the largest of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. The New York presentation of the exhibition allows visitors to experience artifacts from more than 20 international museums and institutions on view for the first time in North America. The Museum of Jewish Heritage added nearly 100 rare artifacts into the exhibition to show the experience of Holocaust survivors who found refuge in the New York area. 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is located at 36 Battery Place. Tickets for the museum cost $16, with tickets for seniors and ADA at $12 and students at $10. The museum is currently open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit mjhnyc.org.

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