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On September 15, 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened to the public. In honor of our 20th anniversary, over the next several days we will post blog entries to commemorate this special event.

In the past 20 years, two million visitors have passed through our doors to learn and remember. The Museum is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget—and our mission feels increasingly urgent.

Our new Stories Survive video showcases the Museum’s journey from its founding 20 years ago to its emergence as the third largest Holocaust museum in the world. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it and reflect on the passage of time and the importance of remembering. As Elie Wiesel said, “That we have memories is important. What to do with them is equally important.”