More than a refuge for world Jewry, New York City has been a setting for Jewish renewal. It has played a crucial role in the development of the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees since World War II.
New York: City of Refuge – Stories from the Last 60 Years chronicled three distinct periods of Jewish immigration to New York: the years immediately following the Second World War, the Cold War era, and the present day. In all three periods, New York served as a sanctuary for diverse groups of Jewish immigrants – including survivors of the Holocaust, Jews from Eastern Europe, Jews of the Middle East, and Jews of the former Soviet Union.
Major funding for this exhibition was provided by Brascan Corporation and Brookfield Properties Corp. Additional support for the exhibition is provided, in part, by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Deutsche Bank, American Express Company, the Nartel Family Foundation, The Nash Family Foundation,Con Edison, and HSBC Bank USA, NA. Media sponsorship provided by the New York Post.