Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage An­nounces Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Day/Yom HaShoah Events & Pro­grams

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The Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage – A Liv­ing Me­mo­rial to the Holo­caust an­nounces its schedule of spe­cial events and pro­grams in com­mem­o­ra­tion of Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Day / Yom HaShoah (ob­served on April 12) be­gin­ning Sun­day, April 8 through Thurs­day, April 26, 2018.

Dur­ing this com­mem­o­ra­tive pe­riod, Mu­seum ad­mis­sion is free and hours are ex­tended un­til

8 PM from Mon­day to Thurs­day. The spe­cial events be­gin with the largest com­mem­o­ra­tion in the metropoli­tan area: New York’s An­nual Gath­er­ing of Re­mem­brance on April 8 that brings to­gether more than 2,000 Holo­caust sur­vivors and their fam­i­lies, civic lead­ers, and the larger com­mu­nity.

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 Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage – A Liv­ing Me­mo­rial to the Holo­caust is lo­cated at 36 Bat­tery Place in Lower Man­hat­tan. For more in­for­ma­tion and ticket reser­va­tions, visit mjh­nyc.org or call 646.437.4202.

SCHEDULE SUN­DAY, APRIL 8 | 2 PM

New York’s An­nual Gath­er­ing of Re­mem­brance

This event is held at Tem­ple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street.

NEW YORK’S LARGEST COM­MEM­O­RA­TION | As New York’s Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Mu­seum, the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage — A Liv­ing Me­mo­rial to the Holo­caust has never been more im­por­tant.

Ev­ery year, at New York’s An­nual Gath­er­ing of Re­mem­brance, we come to­gether as a com­mu­nity to say: We will never for­get. Please join us on April 8 to ob­serve Yom HaShoah, to honor the mem­ory of those who per­ished at the hands of evil, and to pay trib­ute to those who sur­vived and have made a bet­ter world for us all.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and free; do­na­tions are wel­come. Reg­is­ter at mjh­nyc.org/AGR.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact AGR@mjh­nyc.org or 646.437.4227.

THURS­DAY, APRIL 12 | 10 AM–8 PM

Yom HaShoah

Day-Long Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Day Ob­ser­vance

DAY OF LEARN­ING AND RE­MEM­BRANCE | Join us at the Mu­seum for a day of learn­ing and re­mem­brance. From 10 AM to 2 PM, vis­i­tors have the honor of meet­ing Holo­caust sur­vivors, whose pres­ence in the Mu­seum's gal­leries of­fer new op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn. As sur­vivors con­tinue the some­times dif­fi­cult work of shar­ing their sto­ries—al­low­ing the next gen­er­a­tion to en­gage in per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of global sig­nif­i­cance—their courage and gen­eros­ity of time and spirit is both as­ton­ish­ing and greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion

Thurs­day, April 12 | 7 PM

Sto­ries from a Sur­vivor and Me­mo­rial Ser­vice

COM­MEM­O­RA­TION | Hosted by the Young Friends of the Mu­seum and Man­hat­tan Jewish Ex­pe­ri­ence, this gath­er­ing of re­mem­brance and a sur­vivor’s tes­ti­mony em­pha­sizes how the next gen­er­a­tion en­sures that those who per­ished are never for­got­ten.

Event for peo­ple ages 21–39. $5 gen­eral ad­mis­sion – ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended; seat­ing is lim­ited

SUN­DAY, APRIL 8 | 12 PM

Mem­ory Un­earthed

This pro­gram will take place at Pier 94 in NYC as part of The Pho­tog­ra­phy Show pre­sented by AIPAD.

CON­VER­SA­TION | In the early 1940s, pho­tog­ra­pher Hen­ryk Ross com­mit­ted acts of re­sis­tance to cre­ate a pho­to­graphic record of the hor­rors and com­plex­i­ties of life in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Ross buried his neg­a­tives, half of which sur­vived the war. The Mu­seum’s ex­hi­bi­tion Mem­ory Un­earthed: The Lodz Ghetto Pho­to­graphs of Hen­ryk Ross re­veals more than 200 of Ross’s ex­traor­di­nary pho­to­graphs. Ex­hi­bi­tion cu­ra­tor Maia-Mari Sut­nik will ap­pear in con­ver­sa­tion with Chris Boot, pub­lisher of the Lodz Ghetto Al­bum, and con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­pher Judy Glick­man Lauder, who has de­voted much of her ca­reer to doc­u­ment­ing the ev­i­dence of the Holo­caust.

Visit aipad­show.com for ticket in­for­ma­tion.

TUES­DAY, APRIL 10 | 7 PM

The Road to Un­free­dom: Rus­sia, Europe, Amer­ica

BOOK LAUNCH | Ac­claimed scholar Ti­mothy Sny­der—au­thor of On Tyranny— will launch his new book The Road to Un­free­dom, a stun­ning new chron­i­cle of the rise of au­thor­i­tar­i­an­ism from Rus­sia to Europe to Amer­ica. In this force­ful and un­spar­ing work of con­tem­po­rary his­tory, based on vast re­search as well as per­sonal re­port­ing, Pro­fes­sor Sny­der goes be­yond the head­lines to ex­pose the true na­ture of the threat to democ­racy and law. By re­veal­ing the stark choices be­fore us— be­tween equal­ity or oli­garchy, in­di­vid­u­al­ity or to­tal­ity, truth and false­hood—Pro­fes­sor Sny­der re­stores our un­der­stand­ing of the ba­sis of our way of life, of­fer­ing a way for­ward in a time of ter­ri­ble un­cer­tainty. At the con­clu­sion of his il­lu­mi­nat­ing talk, Pro­fes­sor Sny­der will sign books avail­able for pur­chase.

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended

WED­NES­DAY, APRIL 11 | 7:30 PM THURS­DAY, APRIL 12 | 3 PM

From Si­lence PER­FOR­MANCE | Play by Anne Mar­i­lyn Lu­cas, di­rected by Obie Award-win­ner Arin Ar­bus. Es­ther’s world is turned up­side down when her daugh­ter Deb­o­rah rushes home with the news that their New Jer­sey tem­ple is on lock-down and her grand­daugh­ter Elaina is trapped in­side. Es­ther sur­vived the Holo­caust, but never talked about it, de­spite the pleas from her daugh­ter and grand­daugh­ter— it was too painful to re­count that part of her life. Dur­ing the end­less wait, Es­ther comes to re­gret her si­lence and re­al­izes her duty to tell her story, but will it be too late for Elaina to hear it?

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended

SUN­DAY, APRIL 15 | 1 PM

Sto­ries Sur­vive Se­ries CON­VER­SA­TION | Hear Holo­caust sur­vivor Frances Malkin, who was born in Sokal, near Lvov, Poland in 1938, share her story of be­ing forced into a ghetto and then hid­den by a Pol­ish farmer for two years along with 15 other peo­ple.

Free

SUN­DAY, APRIL 15 | 2 PM

Wit­ness Theater PER­FOR­MANCE | Ex­pe­ri­ence an af­ter­noon you will long re­mem­ber as high school stu­dents reen­act crit­i­cal mo­ments from the lives of lo­cal Holo­caust sur­vivors. This unique per­for­mance rep­re­sents an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional jour­ney—the cul­mi­na­tion of months of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the stu­dents and sur­vivors, as mu­tual re­spect, friend­ship, and trust have evolved.

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended

Wit­ness Theater was con­ceived by Irit and Ezra Da­gan and de­vel­oped by JDC-Eshel in Is­rael. It was brought to New York in 2012 by Selfhelp Com­mu­nity Ser­vices. This year’s Pro­gram is a col­lab­o­ra­tion of Selfhelp, UJA-Fed­er­a­tion of New York, Yeshivah of Flat­bush Joel Braver­man High School, the Mar­lene Mey­er­son JCC Man­hat­tan and SAR High School; also re­ceiv­ing sup­port from the Jewish Com­mu­nal Fund and the Con­fer­ence on Jewish Ma­te­rial Claims Against Ger­many.

TUES­DAY, APRIL 17 | 5 PM–7 PM

19th An­nual Fanya Gottes­feld Heller Con­fer­ence for Ed­u­ca­tors

CON­FER­ENCE | The Mu­seum presents the 19th An­nual Fanya Gottes­feld Heller Con­fer­ence for Ed­u­ca­tors. Dr. James Waller, Pro­fes­sor of Holo­caust and Geno­cide Stud­ies at Keene State Col­lege, will speak about Con­fronting Evil: En­gag­ing Our Re­spon­si­bil­ity to Pre­vent Geno­cide.

A lim­ited num­ber of tick­ets are avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic and ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For de­tails and to reg­is­ter, please visit mjh­nyc.org/con­fer­ence.

As a re­sult of these con­fer­ences, de­signed to pro­vide in-depth learn­ing for ed­u­ca­tors on Holo­caust-re­lated top­ics, more than 4,500 ed­u­ca­tors have re­ceived train­ing in Holo­caust ed­u­ca­tion, reach­ing more than 750,000 stu­dents in all five bor­oughs of New York City and the states of New York, New Jer­sey, Con­necti­cut, and Penn­syl­va­nia.

WED­NES­DAY, APRIL 18 | 7 PM

Song of the Lodz Ghetto with Brave Old World

CON­CERT | This mul­ti­me­dia mu­si­cal pro­gram fea­tures Brave Old World’s ar­range­ments of rare Jewish mu­sic cre­ated be­tween 1940 to 1945 in the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland. In Yid­dish with English su­per­ti­tles. This pro­gram is done in con­junc­tion with the Mu­seum’s ex­hi­bi­tion Mem­ory Un­earthed: The Lodz Ghetto Pho­to­graphs of Hen­ryk Ross.

$10 gen­eral, $5 Mu­seum mem­bers, stu­dents, and Bat­tery Park City res­i­dents.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit nytf. org or call 866-811-4111.

Pre­sented by Na­tional Yid­dish Theatre Folks­bi­ene at the Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage. The con­cert is made pos­si­ble through a part­ner­ship with the Bat­tery Park City Author­ity.

THURS­DAY, APRIL 19 | 7 PM

116 CAM­ERAS

FILM SCREEN­ING AND DIS­CUS­SION | (2017, DVD, 15 mins., English) The film 116 Cam­eras fol­lows Auschwitz sur­vivor Eva Schloss as she par­tic­i­pates in the USC Shoah Foun­da­tion’s am­bi­tious, high-tech project to pre­serve her tes­ti­mony for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions—via 3D dig­i­tal pro­jec­tion. Join spe­cial guest Eva Schloss (in-per­son!) and direc­tor Dav­ina Pardo for a post-screen­ing dis­cus­sion.

This pro­gram is pre­sented in con­junc­tion with the Mu­seum’s in­stal­la­tion New Di­men­sions in Tes­ti­mony (cre­ated by USC Shoah Foun­da­tion).

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended

This film is pre­sented with the Con­fer­ence on Jewish Ma­te­rial Claims Against Ger­many (Claims Con­fer­ence), as part of a se­ries that ad­vances our joint ef­forts to pre­serve the mem­ory of the Holo­caust.

SUN­DAY APRIL 22 | 2 PM

War­saw Ghetto Me­mo­rial COM­MEM­O­RA­TION AND PER­FOR­MANCE | In honor of the 75th an­niver­sary of the upris­ing in the War­saw Ghetto, which be­gan on April 19, 1943, Na­tional Yid­dish Theatre Folks­bi­ene at the Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage will present a spe­cial evening fea­tur­ing alumni of Camp Hemshekh, a Yid­dish sum­mer camp cre­ated by Holo­caust sur­vivors. Lo­cated in the Catskill Moun­tains, the camp was ac­tive from 1959 through 1978. Ev­ery sum­mer the cam­pers and coun­selors com­mem­o­rated the War­saw Ghetto Upris­ing with an event fea­tur­ing po­etry and songs, and one year this in­cluded the con­struc­tion of a me­mo­rial work of art de­signed by a young Daniel Libe­skind. In English and Yid­dish with English su­per­ti­tles.

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion re­quired at nytf. org

THURS­DAY, APRIL 26 | 4 PM

The Past and Fu­ture of Holo­caust Re­search

PANEL DIS­CUS­SION | This schol­arly pro­gram is the fi­nal ses­sion in the Fu­ture of Holo­caust Re­search con­fer­ence. Speak­ers will ex­plore the ways in which schol­ar­ship on the Holo­caust has de­vel­oped in dif­fer­ent re­gions; con­sider how the his­tory of Holo­caust re­search may serve as a model for re­search on other atroc­i­ties; and dis­cuss the po­lit­i­cal im­pact of con­tem­po­rary con­ver­sa­tions about the Holo­caust. Fea­tur­ing Frank Ba­johr (In­sti­tut fuer Zeit­geschichte, Muenchen, Ger­many), Lás­zló Kar­sai (Univer­sity of Szeged, Szeged, Hun­gary), and Atina Gross­mann (Cooper Union). The dis­cus­sion will be fol­lowed by clos­ing re­marks from John Tor­pey (Ralph Bunche In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, Grad­u­ate Cen­ter of the City Univer­sity of New York).

Com­pli­men­tary ad­mis­sion; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended

Co-pre­sented with Ralph Bunche In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, Euro­pean Union Stud­ies Cen­ter, and Rosen­thal In­sti­tute for Holo­caust Stud­ies at Grad­u­ate Cen­ter of the City Univer­sity of New York.

Gen­eral In­for­ma­tion

SPE­CIAL Mu­seum Hours AND free ad­mis­sion

In com­mem­o­ra­tion of Yom HaShoah, from Sun­day, April 8 to Thurs­day, April 26, 2018 ad­mis­sion to ex­hi­bi­tions is free and week­day (Mon­day to Thurs­day) hours are ex­tended, as fol­lows:

Sun­day, 10 AM to 6 PM

Mon­day – Thurs­day, 10 AM to 8 PM

Fri­day, 10 AM to 5 PM

Satur­day and Jewish Hol­i­days, Closed

Note: Pub­lic pro­grams may re­quire a sep­a­rate fee.

LO­CA­TION

The Mu­seum is lo­cated at 36 Bat­tery Place in Lower Man­hat­tan. mjh­nyc.org | 646.437.4202

A free walk-up tour is of­fered on Tues­days at 3 PM of the Core Ex­hi­bi­tion.

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. An­chor­ing the south­ern­most tip of Man­hat­tan, the Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage com­pletes the cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional land­scape it shares with the Statue of Lib­erty and El­lis Is­land.

Since 1997, the Mu­seum of Jewish Her­itage has wel­comed more than two mil­lion vis­i­tors; it main­tains a col­lec­tion of 30,000

ar­ti­facts, pho­to­graphs, doc­u­men­tary films, and sur­vivor tes­ti­monies and con­tains class­rooms, a 400-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.

Spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions on view are:

• Mem­ory Un­earthed: The Lodz Ghetto Pho­to­graphs of Hen­ryk Ross – more than 200 of Ross’s pho­to­graphs, sup­ple­mented by ar­ti­facts and tes­ti­mony, that present the hor­rors and com­plex­i­ties of the Lodz Ghetto

• New Di­men­sions in Tes­ti­mony – an in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion where cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy en­ables vis­i­tors to have “vir­tual con­ver­sa­tions” with Holo­caust sur­vivors

• The Num­ber on Great-Grandpa’s Arm – ¬a fam­ily-friendly in­stal­la­tion fea­tur­ing the HBO doc­u­men­tary The Num­ber on Great-Grandpa’s Arm and orig­i­nal art­work cre­ated for the film by ac­claimed artist Jeff Scher

The Mu­seum re­ceives gen­eral op­er­at­ing sup­port from the New York City Depart­ment of Cul­tural Af­fairs and New York State Coun­cil on the Arts.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mjh­nyc.org.

The Mu­seum’s ex­hi­bi­tion Mem­ory Un­earthed: The Lodz Ghetto Pho­to­graphs of Hen­ryk Ross re­veals more than 200 of Ross’s ex­traor­di­nary pho­to­graphs. Ex­hi­bi­tion cu­ra­tor Maia-Mari Sut­nik will ap­pear in con­ver­sa­tion with Chris Boot, pub­lisher of the Lodz Ghetto Al­bum, and con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­pher Judy Glick­man Lauder, who has de­voted much of her ca­reer to doc­u­ment­ing the ev­i­dence of 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

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