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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living...
The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Very Intense, Excellent Museum

We visited this museum after our friend told us about its amazing exhibition and it really was amazing. The first floor holds a great load of information about Jewish culture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum after our friend told us about its amazing exhibition and it really was amazing. The first floor holds a great load of information about Jewish culture and rituals but also shows up how much Jews struggled throughout history. The second floor is very well-made but intense and could be too much for some people, I think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is not Yad VaShem, nor the U.S. holocaust museum in Washington DC. That being said, it focused this time on the Jews in Poland before the war, after the war, the homosexual communities and Auschwitz in particular

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This museum provides a fascinating approach to the Holocaust. The first floor personalizes the experiences of European jews and provides clear explanations about society, food, culture, literature, etc. The second floor is primarily about the Holocaust but provides a balanced and clear explanation of the forces that led to the Holocaust, as well as provides once again, insight into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A modern, quiet building tucked away in Battery Park - upstairs beautifully-presented, well-lit horror; downstairs embroidered mementos in the gift shop. The juxtaposition brought home the incongruity of the barbarity of those happenings in WW2 in a sophisticated civilized continental Europe - and the shocking knowledge of the extent to which other countries were complicit in the carnage because, although... More 

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Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was more than a museum of the Holocaust...the culture of Jews and family traditions in Europe mostly but other places, too, then the exodus of Jews from Europe who could leave, and the story of those who remained, the rise of Hitler and the impact and then the Nazi destruction of all that was Jewish in Europe...and then life... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Liked the arrangement of the three floors to their subjects. The exhibits were well documented and easy to read. The location and architecture are sublime.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Specializing in Jewish artists, this small museum offers a limited but excellent selection of,primarily, paintings. Go on a Saturday for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Difficult to find down near Battery Park, this museum is something everyone should visit. It's set out in three parts of history from 1880 to the present day. "Remember.... Never forget." and "There is hope for your future ." These messages reverberated throughout this quiet well thought out museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We took 28 children on a class trip. The class was split up into two groups. Our guides were two retired school teachers. They were very passionate about their Jewish heritage and very knowledgeable about the Holocaust. There were many artifacts donated by Holocaust survivors. The exhibits were sad but very informative. I'm glad that these 13yr olds got to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum is full of surprises. So I won't give them away. You'll have to discover them yourselves. Enjoy. Only issue was that the coffee shop was closed in the afternoon. oy vey. On the day of our visit there was a conference of sharing experiences between European and Rwanda Holocaust survivors - very moving and meaningful.

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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