Here are ways to connect with the Museum outside of New York City.
Gerda III at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut
In 1989 an act of Danish Parliament gifted Gerda III—an ordinary work boat with an extraordinary history—to the Museum. During World War II, in defiance of their German occupiers, the people of Denmark saved nearly the entire Jewish population of their country. Gerda III was just one of the boats used to secretly ferry Danish Jews to safety. Built in 1926, the boat ferried approximately 300 people, 10 to 15 at a time. The renowned Mystic Seaport Museum has expertly maintained the vessel and showcased its story, keeping alive the history and values that the Gerda so powerfully represents. Click here to plan your visit.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC) in Oświęcim, Poland
The Museum of Jewish Heritage has operated the Auschwitz Jewish Center since 2006. The AJC is located less than two miles from Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is the mission of the AJC, in the shadow of the camps, to juxtapose the enormity of the destruction of human life with the vibrant histories of the Jewish people who once lived in the adjacent town and throughout Poland. The AJC offers an array of programs and is a place of understanding, education, memory, and prayer for all people. Click here to plan your visit.
Jewish Heritage Travel
The Museum offers exclusive learning vacations designed with content and comfort in mind through our partner Jewish Heritage Travel. All trips feature carefully chosen scholars and local experts. For more information, click here or call 845.256.0197.