On January 27, 2020, the Museum hosted Holocaust survivors and their families to watch the ceremony in Poland honoring the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Remarks by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Superintendent Linda Lacewell of New York State’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office, and Robert Jan van Pelt (chief curator of the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition) followed.

The event concluded with Rabbi Eli Babich sounding a shofar blown in Auschwitz.

Watch the remarks and shofar blowing below: