Help tell the story of modern Jewish history by donating your original material to the Museum.

We consider  materials from the following categories. We are especially interested in items connected to a particular person, family, or community that illustrate:

  • Jewish life around the world, 1880 to the present
  • Jewish life in the United States, 1654 to the present
  • The Holocaust
  • Survival and post-war resettlement
  • The history of Jewish immigration to the United States and the Americas
  • Material used by Jews worldwide for religious or secular purposes
  • Anti-Semitica or philo-Semitica
  • Nazi and collaborationist material needed to educate about the Holocaust
  • Material relating to non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust
  • Founding of the State of Israel
  • The Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War
  • Jews in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Movement to save Ethiopian Jews

In addition, donations of books are also considered on 20th century Jewish history, including Holocaust memoirs. If accepted, the books will be placed in the Museum’s internal library, which is used for research by staff.

To find out if your material would be a match for our collections or library, contact Erica Blumenfeld, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4351.

TOP LEFT: Miniature tea set, crocheted from electric wire by Genia Blumberg in a concentration camp near Magdeburg, Germany, c. 1945.  Photo by Peter Goldberg (723.89). TOP RIGHT: Wedding photograph of Sonia Zeitchick and Max Kurtin, New York City, c. 1903.  Gift of Ann Loring (686.89)

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