The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Auschwitz Jewish Center, with Shiri Sandler
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the way the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York tells the story of the Holocaust?
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City was created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust. The Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives—cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today. New generations are taught how to recognize and fight contemporary instances of injustice and oppression. 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 Core Exhibition and special exhibitions. Public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
The mission of the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland is to provide visitors with an opportunity to memorialize victims of the Holocaust through the study of the life and culture of a formerly Jewish town and to offer educational programs that allow new generations to explore the meaning and contemporary implications of the Holocaust. Fellowships are offered for students and young professionals of all backgrounds who would like to participate in any of their on-site educational programs.
We spoke with Shiri Sandler, the U.S. Director of the Center, about the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland.
Watch a video about the Auschwitz Jewish Center.