(New York, NY)—The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust CEO and President Jack Kliger and Board of Trustees Chairman Bruce Ratner issued the following statement today condemning the ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine in the wake of escalating violence, deaths, and a Kyiv air strike that damaged the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
“We condemn in the strongest terms Russia’s aggressive invasion of Ukraine. The air strike on a residential area in Kyiv, which damaged a memorial to the Jews massacred at Babyn Yar during the Holocaust, reminds us of the destructive power of hate. The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is an institution committed to education about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. We urge all nations across the globe to support Ukraine, which witnessed the murder of one million Jews during the Holocaust, and never forget how the seeds of hate can lead to mass violence. No one should stay silent during the darkest of times; instead, we must stand together in solidarity with Ukraine.”
About the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third-largest Holocaust museum in the world and the second-largest in North America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 375-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The Museum is the home of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
The Museum’s current offerings include Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, a first of its kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor on view through November 6, 2022.
The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.