The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust’s exhibition The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do is an expansive and timely presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photos, and film – many on view for the first time. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition features over 1,250 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do is a representation of this global story through a local lens, rooted in the objects donated by survivors and their families, many of whom settled in New York and nearby places.
The Museum’s mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. There are countless beginnings, middles, and too many endings that make up the stories of The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do. Each room, and each object, contains generations of experiences and information about who Jews are, what sustains Jewish communities, and what life was like during the period of European modernization, World War I, and the political and social movements that brought about the rise of the Nazi Party. Within the Holocaust’s experiences of legalized racism and fascism, pogroms, ghettos, mass murder, and concentration camps are also instances of personal and global decision-making, escape, resistance and resilience, and ultimately liberation and new beginnings.
Explore The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do and discover objects and testimonies that tell their stories most meaningfully. Bear witness with us, and illuminate your understanding of the story of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
The Museum is proud to partner with the Bloomberg Connects app, which will include a digital and audio guide to The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do. Visit bloombergconnects.org to download the app on your phone for information about the Museum, visitor guides, and resources to learn more.
Watch our event “Curator Talk: The Holocaust What Hate Can Do” here.
The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do is made possible with leadership support from The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, The Oster Family, Patti Askwith Kenner and Family, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, and Evelyn Seroy in memory of her parents Julius & Ruth Eggener.
Generous support is provided by presenting partners Peter and Mary Kalikow, The Pickman Foundation, and Larry and Klara Silverstein and Family.
With special thanks to our benefactors Anonymous, Carlos and Malú Alvarez, Stefany and Simon Bergson, Campari USA, Michele & Marty Cohen, Michael Lowenstein, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Bruce Ratner and Family, Wendy Lowenstein Sandler and Neil Sandler, and David Wiener 189897, Son of Moishe Chaim and Hannah Wiener.
Additional support is made possible by advocates Breakthru Beverage, Constellation Brands, Nancy Fisher, The Gallery Educator Friends of the Museum, Eli Gurfel and Family in memory of Berel and Sara Fish Hy”d and Velvel and Zessel Poltorak Hy”d, alongside 287 Jewish families who perished in Yanuspol, Ukraine, Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman, George Klein and Family, Charles and Leigh Merinoff, New York State Council on the Arts, Maryanne and Dominic Origlio, a Gift in Memory of the Sundheimer and Semler Families, and Laurie M. Tisch.
With gratitude to our sponsors Joyce and Fred Claar, Ron Garfunkel and Sande Breakstone, The Knapp Family Foundation, the Stephen & Rita Lerner Family, Scott & Debby Rechler | Rechler Philanthropy, and the Saiontz Family in Memory of Jack and Sally Feldman, as well as our friends Judy and Ron Baron, Corner Foundation, Pete and Marilyn Coors, Mary Ann Fribourg, Jill and Peter Kraus, Sybil Shainwald, and The Starr Foundation.
Thank you to our supporters Stuart Eizenstat, LL&L Holding Company, The Medical Link, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Morton Sloan, Leo S. Ullman, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 94-94A-94B, AFL-CIO, and other generous donors.
Audio guide available through Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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