Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Photograph: Andy Goldsworthy/Melanie Einzig
Garden of Stones
Financial District

This museum explores Jewish life before, during and after the Nazi genocide. The permanent collection includes documentary films, thousands of photos and 800 artifacts, many donated by Holocaust survivors and their families, while the Memorial Garden features English artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones, 18 fire-hollowed boulders embedded with dwarf oak saplings. Special exhibitions tackle historical events or themes, such as “Crack, Bam, Dot! The Game of Mah Jongg in Jewish-American Life,” on view through December. The new Keeping History Center brings the core collection to life with interactive displays, including “Voices of Liberty,” a soundscape of émigrés’ and refugees’ reactions to their arrival in the U.S.—which is made all the more poignant juxtaposed with the museum’s panoramic views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

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Venue name: Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Address: 36 Battery Pl
New York

Cross street: at 1st Pl
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 10am–5:45pm; Wed 10am–8pm; Fri 10am–5pm
Transport: Subway: 4, 5 to Bowling Green
Price: $12, seniors $10, students $7, members and children under 12 free. Wed 4–8pm free
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