The Museum's collection contains more than 25,000 items about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust. Many of these items rotate into the Core Exhibition, while others are featured in temporary exhibitions. In addition, many can be viewed in the Museum’s searchable Online Collection.
The collection illustrates: life cycle and ritual observance, Jewish culture and education, Holocaust ghettos and camps, anti-Semitica and philo-Semitca, Nazi and collaborationist materials, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, founding of the State of Israel, the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, Jewish participation in the Civil Rights Movement, and the movement to save Ethiopian Jews.
Comprised of photographs, documents, textiles, Judaica, toys, musical instruments, posters, and other artifacts, the collection also includes approximately 4,000 audio and video testimonies by Holocaust survivors, liberators, rescuers, Jews who served in the Allied Armies during World War II, and many others.
For more information, contact Esther Brumberg, Senior Curator of Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.437.4248.