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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Financial District
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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
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+1 646-437-4202
10:00 - 17:45
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:45
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Fri 10:00 - 17:00

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

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Not our first visit, but our first with a 15-year old and 10-year old. Museum does and excellent job covering WWII and the holocaust with primary source material and many donated... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rockaway Park, New York
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Rockaway Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not our first visit, but our first with a 15-year old and 10-year old. Museum does and excellent job covering WWII and the holocaust with primary source material and many donated items. Less time is spent on pre- and post-WWII. A few exhibits were disturbing to our young daughter (not that the events being depicted shouldn' t be disturbing to... More 

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Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited many museum or places tracing the history of WWII. But they usually tell the same. However, this museum was well concieved. Indeed, you will discover Jew's history through 3 floors, first telling you more about their traditions, religious celebration, everyday life, etc. The second floor will explore how Jews passed through WWII, their personal stories, how those who... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well thought out place, lots of information and history, very sad stories to read about, it's worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited many museums in NYC. Spent 2 days in The Mat and 1 whole day in this museum, that was not in my initial plan. Finished my own NYC tour faster than my schedule. Spent my latest day in this museum. They have so many videos, old articles, pictures to displace. There stories are detail and informative. Took me a... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that you have to go, to understand how much jewish people has suffered during and even before the second war. And understand that we, as humans beings can't let it happen again.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

try and get a tour because it is an expanse of information Difficult to absorb especially when elderly It is $12 dollars but free with city pass

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This museum is much more than a place dedicated to the Holocuast. It teaches about Jewish life, language, and culture. It beautifully shares the past, present, and future, of the Jewish people in a way accessible to people of all faiths and ages. I recommend it to anyone visiting downtown NYC.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

While the first floor is closed to the public for renovations, the second and third floors are fulfilling (and free of charge). The second floor features an exhibit on the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust while the third floor focuses on the Jewish world afterwards. Also featured on the third floor is the disturbing case of Leo Frank,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Entering fee is very fair (especially for students). First floor was closed when I got there so I visited the second and third. One can see some similarities between Yad-Vashem museum in Jerusalem, but the uniqueness here is the relations to the American history (social, cultural, the efforts of WW2....). Should ask for headphone set in the entrance for further... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is so interesting I know everyone who left there life to come to America had to make a life this was a great tour

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