Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and for an adult education course offering an introduction to the Holocaust. The five-part course will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM ET. Each class will include a full lecture followed by student Q&A.

The first four sessions will be led by Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College New York. Her scholarship has focused on East European Jewish history, especially Polish Jewish history during and after the Holocaust, women’s history, and Jewish historiography. Dr. Aleksiun’s work has been published in Yad Vashem Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, and elsewhere.

The fifth session will feature Alice Ginsburg, a Holocaust survivor from Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine). Ginsburg survived Auschwitz and a death march before she was liberated in 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1947. She will share her story of loss and survival.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 2 at 5:00 PM ET: The War Against the Jews
  • Wednesday, June 9 at 5:00 PM ET: Resistance & Rescue
  • Wednesday, June 16 at 5:00 PM ET: The Final Solution
  • Wednesday, June 23 at 5:00 PM ET: Liberation & Aftermath
  • Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00 PM ET: Testimony From a Survivor

Registration is for the full series. Classes cannot be purchased individually.
All registrants will receive access to a recording of the classes. Space is limited.


  • Non-members: $180
  • Individual, Dual, and Friends and Family memberships ($36 to $180): $144 (20% off the non-member price)
  • Sustaining level Museum memberships and above ($250+): Free

Not a member? Join today!

We would like to express our appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this public program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

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Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.

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