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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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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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A slice of life before, during and after the Holocaust

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have now been to 2 private events here (and have "touristed") other times. Not only are the views breathtaking, the exhibits are well thought out and the staff accommodating . I highly recommend this locale for your downtown event, either business or social. Great gift shop - one must specifically request it stay open after hours if museum shopping... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I with our daughters ages 15, 12 and 9 visited the museum. The exhibits are chronological and we were amazed at some of the artifacts they had. We also liked hearing survivors tell their stories as part of the exhibits. The top floor has an exhibit that celebrates people coming to America. You listen to people's accounts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband was hesitant to visit this museum because the museum calls itself a "living memorial to the Holocaust," and he wasn't sure a vacation day was the right time to immerse himself in a museum dedicated entirely to the Holocaust. This museum is about so much more than the Holocaust, and we spend three hours there, wishing we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Every person visiting New York should visit this museum. I only wish I had more time. After three hours I was still in the second floor, and had to leave because they should close. (I was told that usually people visit all three floors in 1.5 hours, but I had travelled far, and didn`t want to rush.) The museum has... More 

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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