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 Erica Blumenfeld, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org  or 646.437.4351.

TOP LEFT: Happy Boys orchestra and jazz band, Germany, after 1945. These musicians are Holocaust survivors who entertained at US Army bases and Displaced Persons camps in the American zone of occupation. Gift of Ray Kaner (671.96). TOP RIGHT: Liberty menorah by Manfred Anson, New Jersey, 1985  Gift of Dr. Aaron J. Feingold in honor of Esther and Saul Feingold. Photo by Peter Goldberg (923.98).

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