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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
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Ranked #40 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As terrible and horrible as the holocaust was---the Jewish Heritage Museum does a fabulous job of documenting history so it is never ever forgotten. We thought we would stay there for a few hours and ended up being there over four hours. I enjoyed the historical perspective of Jewish Immigration before the war and then again after the war including... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Displays so well done, the stone garden and painted Succah wall especially impressive; we were a group & our tour guide, Annie, was particularly informative and knew how to connect with our grandchildren & make everything relevant.

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited the museum using our New York pass which allows free entry and found the museum to be very informative and full of interesting material. It's well worth a visit if you have a interest in finding out just what went on and what it was like back then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brilliant museum that we spent a lot of time in during a very cold february. The staff on the desk were very friendly, took out coats and spent a lot of time with us. The information is set out very well, it is not a depressing museum or dry with no character, it brings people and information to life as... More

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Bronx, NY
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

...currently on Wednesday late afternoons. Very nicely laid out and interesting content but most memorable for its situation right on the Hudson with splendid views of Ellis Island, Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The views inside are the best in NY. Note: not all exhibits are about the Holocaust. there are some hugely important and interesting exhibits inside. Great photo exhibit by Ruth Gruber. Amazing landscape exhibit and watch video ont hemaking of it. they bring dry documents to life through audio Ipods andother techniques. Much easier to get to that before. I... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice museum, very informative with short movies throughout telling all about both Jewish life as well as Jewish abuse in the 40s with the holicost

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum is located near Battery Park and offers nice views of the Statue of Liberty. It is not as comprehensive as the Holocaust Memorials in Washington DC or Israel, but it is does a nice job of presenting the before, during, and after periods of the Holocaust. There are nice descriptions and exhibits covering Jewish life before 1933, as... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A few people had said to us when they learned we were going to visit New York for a few days "you must go and see the Museum of Jewish Heritage" near Battery Park. So we did and we were not dissapointed. It's rather like the floor dedicated to the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum in London. It too... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum was on our list, although of none faith it gives you a full understanding of the persecution they faced under the Nazis.. Battery park close by was under refurb so it made getting to the museum a bit more akward, probably why there were only a few people visiting-tip avoid the cafe expensive & lacked choice.

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