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Museum of Jewish Heritage
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Owner description: The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“excellent museum- see it!”
Reviewed November 4, 2009

Hi I highly recommend the museum for a look into Jewish life during WW2.

They have actual videos of people who lived through various aspects of the war that was very moving. The material is very upsetting but I think we all must see this to understand what happened & so it doesn't happen again. I thought I knew a lot about the Holocaust but I learned even more here. This part of the museum alone took me 1.5 hours so I did not get a chance to see the rest.

The museum has a hefty $12 charge but is free on Wednesdays after 4pm so that is what I would recommend doing.

The other reviewer implied this is near the Staten Island ferry. Well as a native New Yorker & having worked in the Wall St area for 25 years, the walk is around 10 minutes.

Battery park is just a beautiful area with gorgeous views of the Statue & Ellis Island. There are beautifully maintained grounds in the area & it's worth it just to sit & watch the water for a while.

I would highly recommend a visit to the museum to understand the holocaust & understand Jewish life.

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Seattle, Washington
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“A remarkable museum in Battery park, downtown NYC”
Reviewed August 2, 2009

A great museum slightly to the right of the Staten Island ferry terminal.

A very well explained walk through Jewish culture and powerful photos, documentation display of the holocaust from the beginning of the anti-semitic movement leading to the extermination camps of Germany, Austria and Poland.

Non-jews and non-believers - as I am - will learn a lot about genociden ethninc discrimination and history from this museum.

Excellent book and gift store. Closed on saturday for Sabbath's observance.


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“Great artifacts, cold architecture”
Reviewed September 13, 2004

The museum has great artifacts, and an very impressive selection of items from Nazi Germany. The architecture is sort of cold and uninviting, until it opens up to a view of the USA's Statue of Liberty.

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awittenberg, Communications Coordinator at Museum of Jewish Heritage, responded to this review, July 22, 2009
Please note that the museum with a view of the Statue of Liberty is not The Jewish Museum but The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City.
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